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. (◞‸◟；)