If you have missed out on Rovio’s very addictive physics-based game Angry Birds due to a lack of mobile platform, here’s some good news for you: Angry Birds will be released for desktop computers.
Come November 25, mobile phones, tablets and other platforms will no longer be a prerequisite to play the game, as Focus Multimedia will be distributing Angry Birds through the traditional disc.
According to the Market for Computer and Video Games (MCV), Focus Multimedia was chosen by Rovio Entertainment as the game series’ exclusive distributor.
The game developer’s deal with Focus will cover PC versions of the game that will be distributed in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
“The PC version puts Angry Birds on the big screen (well, monitor) for that wider non-mobile audience who don’t own or have access to smartphones or tablets,” said Ville Heijari, a spokesperson from Rovio, in an interview with MCV. “Boxed retail is another way to reach more audience. Digital and mobile are still at the core of our business, but boxed retail is a good addition for taking the brand forward.”
Although the PC version of Angry Birds, which will sell at £10 a piece, will cost less than half of a regular game, some people finds it a bit high, as they can get the mobile version for £0.69.