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Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone in the Works

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Earlier today, there were reports that stated that Rovio, the maker of the popular game Angry Birds, was not working on a Windows Phone version of the latest installment of the game, Angry Birds Space. No true says Rovio CEO Mikael Hed who says that the company is indeed working on a game for Microsoft’s mobile platform but that no launch date for the game’s arrival is currently set in stone.

The CEO’s remarks come shortly after Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka told Bloomberg that the company had no plans to release a Windows Phone version of the latest Angry Birds adventure.

Vesterbacka cited the “cost of supplying to smaller platforms” and the fact that it would take  a lot of “work to technically support it” as the reasons why the company wouldn’t support Windows Phone.

Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone in the Works

Right now, the game is available on iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, devices running Android, Windows, and Mac OS X.

It’s a little odd to see two high ranking company members give conflicting accounts but at this point we’ve got to go with the word of the CEO and assume that yes, Angry Birds Space will be coming to Windows Phone at some point down the road.

Angry Birds Space came out yesterday and immediately rose up the top app charts on both Android and iOS.

It’s currently the Top Paid App on the iOS App Store.

Angry Birds Space introduces zero gravity and new birds to the popular Angry Birds story.

Clearly, there is a demand for that in the world of Windows Phone and it will be interesting to see if and when Rovio decides to cater to that need.

Via: Reuters

7 Comments

  1. Michaeln416

    03/23/2012 at 10:39 am

    I wonder how much that reversal cost Microsoft!

    • Chris Leckness

      03/23/2012 at 7:18 pm

      I would be willing to bet that Nokia is flipping the bill.

  2. irfan

    03/26/2012 at 12:57 pm

     As much as I have enjoyed the original Angry Bird.. I never bought it.
    Again I downloaded FREE version of Angry Bird Space, but after 2 hours of playing it.. I caved in and bought one.
    The game was a keeper!
    http://www.autostatic.net

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