Angry Birds, the casual gaming phenomenon that took the world by storm last year, will be finally landing on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform and a 3D version is being planned for the future.
When asked by Pocket-Lint if the game maker still had plans to release the much-awaited title on Windows Phone 7, Rovio boss Peter Vesterbacka replied: “We’re working on it.”
Asked why it took so long to announce the game for Microsoft’s platform, Vesterbacka said: “Let’s just say, Microsoft has a lot of lawyers.”
The Finnish game maker had previously flipped at Microsoft after it had wrongly advertised Angry Birds on its website as one of Windows Phone 7’s upcoming titles despite Rovio making no such announcement.
However, it appears the two have gotten past that mishap and Windows lovers will soon be able to enlist in the war between the birds and the pigs.
Vesterbacka has also revealed that Angry Birds will be getting a 3D edition soon, but refused to give details as to which devices or platforms will support it. 3D capable smartphones are still few and far between, with LG’s Android powered Optimus 3D the only handset to be announced at this week’s Mobile World Congress at Barcelona.
“We’ve built a lot of 3D games before, it’s not like it’s a lot of learning in order to recreate the technology with Angry Birds”, he added.