Published: Wed, July 13, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

No More Angry Birds Updates On Windows Phone

No More Angry Birds Updates On Windows Phone

ANGRY BIRDS DEVELOPER Rovio has become the latest firm to reveal that it's throwing in the towel on Windows Phone. The information came in the form of an email sent by the company in response to a customer asking about future products and updates for existing Rovio products on the Microsoft platform. At this point, their only option is to use a supported device and tether it to the hotspot from their Windows Phone.

It added, "We are sorry for the inconvenience".

The only big difference is that the game is in Chinese, and it doesn't use the phone's camera for the augment reality features that you get in Pokemon Go, so the experience is a little bit more limited.

This move, while a blow for Microsoft, isn't all that surprising.

Pokemon Go is now available on Android and iOS exclusively (and this is one of the reasons Windows Phone users are angry with Niantic), and only in a few countries, such as the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. What about Windows Phone?

The email goes on to explain that digital PC games will no longer be available for purchase or download, or receive any further updates.

There are no details on exactly why Rovio has chose to no longer develop games for Microsoft's mobile platform.

Never mind, Windows Phone users, you can just play Pokémon Go instead.

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