Classic Angry Birds game has been removed from Google Play and renamed on App Store.
Players who downloaded it before it was removed from Google Play will be able to continue playing.
"Angry Birds" which was first launched in 2009, has become a worldwide hit, with over four billion downloads globally. For more than a decade, audiences have been attracted by the game's basic idea, in which players launch birds at towers to defeat pigs.
Rovio Entertainment announced in a post on Twitter:
"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, February 23,"
The delist of "Angry Birds" from Google Play is part of a growing pattern in the mobile gaming industry, as creators focus on newer games and retire older ones, but the economic aspects of the profitable free-to-play games with microtransactions are more crucial. (◞‸◟；)