It looks like Angry Birds Space will be making it to Windows Phone 7 after all. The game officially debuted Thursday on Android and iOS, however, Rovio indicated that it didn’t have plans to ever bring the game to Windows Phone 7.
“If you look at activations, Apple’s iOS and Android are clearly bigger than any other platform.” Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka said in an interview with Bloomberg. “We want to be on all screens, but we have to consider the cost of supplying the smaller platforms. With Windows Phone it’s a lot of work to technically support it”
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Less than 24 hours later, however, Rovio has done a 180, with Rovio Chief Executive Mikael Hed telling Reuters Friday “We are working towards getting Angry Birds Space to WP7.”
The original Angry Birds is currently the most popular game available for Window Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 currently trails behind Android and iOS in sales and developer support, Rovio choosing to not release new games onto the platform could potentially be a blow to Microsoft’s ability to continue to grow the platform in the future.
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Angry Birds Space brings a few changes to the popular projectile bird game, most importantly gravity, which allows players to use nearby planets to attack their pig enemies. The game currently has 60 levels (with more content currently available for the iOS version only), and Rovio has promised to add additional levels and features as free updates to the game in the future.
Angry Birds Space is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, as well as the Mac and PC.
We’ve reached out to Rovio for more information on Angry Birds Space’s availability for Windows Phone 7.
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Angry Birds Intro
The Angry Birds, with all new characters, are blasting off in pursuit of their piggy foe.
This story originally published on Mashable here.