Rovio Mobile has announced that they will be creating a new ‘lighter’ version of their popular Angry Birds game for us on lower powered Android phones and devices.
There is already discontent amongst developers at the fragmentation of the Android OS and this decision will only fuel the argument. But the decision wasn’t taken lightly, “We have hesitated to create multiple versions of Angry Birds for the Android platform” said Rovio. But why miss out on even more profits when there is a new market to be had.
“We are aware that a number of our fans have had trouble running the game on their devices. For example, some older and lower performance Android devices are experiencing severe performance issues. We are preparing a new solution for the next update … This does not mean lighter gameplay or a lesser amount of levels, but a game experience optimized for devices with less processing power.” Rovio Mobile
The new version has yet to be given a release date but will have all the functionality of its more powerful bigger brother and will be aimed at phones with processors under 600MHz.