Now here’s an article I never thought I’d write. A game that’s still so popular the developer is removing it from one store and renaming it on another. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening this week over at Rovio because Angry Birds popularity is still so great. Outshining Rovio’s other products, the mobile videogame is being removed from the Google Play Store.
In a Twitter statement released this week, Rovio is pulling the Android version of Rovio Classics: Angry Birds. This is because of the “impact” the game is creating. Only released in 2022, it has seemingly done far too well for its own good.
Whereas on Apple’s App Store, the game is getting renamed Red’s First Flight, presumably making it harder to find.
Rovio’s Angry Birds Statement
“We have reviewed the business case of Rovio Classics: Angry Birds, and due to the game’s impact on our wider games portfolio, we have decided that Rovio Classics: Angry Birds will be unlisted from the Google Play Store on Thursday, 23rd February. Additionally, the game will be renamed to Red’s First Flight in the App Store pending further review. Rovio Classics: Angry Birds will remain playable on devices on which the game has been downloaded, even after it has been unlisted.
“We understand this is sad news for many fans, as well as the team that has worked hard to make Rovio Classics: Angry Birds a reality. We are extremely grateful to the Angry Birds fans who have shown their love of the brand and this game from the beginning. We hope those fans can continue to bring that passion to our live Angry Birds slingshot games such as Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds Friends, and Angry Birds Journey, where our goal every day is to craft the best possible experience for players.”
If you’ve not bought Rovio Classics: Angry Birds for your Android phone you’ve got until tomorrow to do so. Will you be picking up a copy? Let us know in the comments below.