Rovio quits Windows Phone mobile game development


Rovio has stopped development for its games on Windows Phone and Windows PCs. Instead, the studio will concentrate efforts on iOS and Android, according to a report published by Windows Central, quoting an email conversation.

Rovio to stop developing mobile games for Windows

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The message suggests the company won’t be releasing new titles for Windows 10 in the future either, and that its current roster of games — including several titles from the Angry Birds franchise — won’t become universal apps for Windows 10. The decision was apparently taken to “focus on providing a better experience for games on mobile devices.”

Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system has been struggling for some time, and currently sits at less than 2% market share. Rovio, once one of the biggest names in mobile game development, has also struggled to maintain its momentum over the past few years.