The original Angry Birds will be removed from Google Play due to its commercial “impact” on other mobile games from developer Rovio, the game’s creator. On the iPhone, Angry Birds will continue to exist, albeit with a new, more forgettable name: “Red’s First Flight.”
In a statement, Rovio said Angry Birds was simply too popular and gamers were willing to spend money on the game rather than download sequels or spin-offs of the same franchise. Rovio wrote on Twitter: “We have reviewed the business case for Rovio Classics: Angry Birds and due to the game’s impact on our larger game portfolio, we have decided that Rovio Classics: Angry Birds will leave the Google Play Store effective Thursday, 23 Also, the game will be renamed Red’s First Flight on the App Store pending further revisions. Phones can continue to use the app even after the game is removed from the store or renamed.
The creator of Angry Birds also expressed: “We understand that this is sad news for many of the fans and the team that has worked hard to make Angry Birds a reality. We are extremely grateful to Angry Birds fans. Birds have shown their love for the brand and the game from the ground up. We hope that fans can continue to bring their passion to current Angry Birds games like Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds and Angry Birds Friends and Angry Birds Journey, where our daily goal is to create the best possible .experience for the players”.