Angry Birds, the hugely popular mobile game, is to launch a special Facebook version “within the next three months”, according to Peter Vesterbacka, the game maker’s chief marketing officer.
Talking to The Telegraph, Vesterbacka, whose official job title is actually ‘Mighty Eagle’ said: “We are coming out with our social game over the next few months. We are in talks with Facebook and Angry Birds will be live on the site within the next three months.”
Three weeks ago, Rovio, the Finnish parent company of Angry Birds, launched its first web version of the game in partnership with Google Chrome.
However, one of its next major focuses, is getting the game, which has been downloaded on mobiles more than 200 million times to date, onto all of the major social networks around the world.
Vesterbacka confirmed that like Farmville, one of the most popular games on Facebook, Angry Birds would be free to download on the site but users could pay for “extras” – the revenue from which would be split between the two companies.
He declined to give any more detail about how the financial side will work between Rovio and Facebook, or on how the game will be adapted differently for the social networking platform.
Vesterbacka did admit Rovio was talking to Facebook about the launch so they could “do some special things on the site which would make the experience better for fans”, but refused to divulge any more detail.
He described the web as the most important platform for the game to be across moving forward and that players could expect new game play before the end of the year – which would change the ‘swipe and drop’ function that the game has centred around until now.