Casual games specialist Rovio has moved to dispel speculation that Angry Birds will be on the Windows Phone 7 platform from launch, after Microsoft used shots of the game on an advertisement for the operating system.
Rovio issued its denial via Twitter, noting categorically that it has "NOT committed to a Windows Phone 7 version” and claiming that Microsoft had used screenshots from the title without its permission.
However, Ville Heijari, PR vice president at Rovio, did not rule out the game coming to the platform in future.
He told Pocket Gamer: “We have been very outspoken about our strategy of being on every feasible and relevant platform, so we definitely have our eyes on WP7 among other platforms.”
Angry Birds has been perhaps the largest mobile gaming phenomenon of 2010, thanks to its pick up and play qualities appealing strongly to non-gamers and helping Rovio to seven million downloads.
The success of the title is such that an animated series is now in the pipeline, as well as a set of plush toys.
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