Angry Birds coming to consoles with ‘Worms’-like multiplayer


With a game as successful as Angry Birds, it’s only a matter of time before it begins popping up everywhere. That time is soon. At the Social Gaming Summit in London, Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka has made several comments about the future of the casual game. Birds is coming to the PSN, Wii, and Xbox 360 in the near future–possibly with a multiplayer mode, reports Pocket Gamer.

Here are some things Rovio said at the Summit (paraphrased):

  • Multiplayer Angry Birds will be like old-school Worms PC games.
  • Multiplayer is a priority, but the developer is still trying to figure out how it will work.
  • Rovio’s role models are Pixar and Nintendo’s Super Mario series. It does not plan to emulate the addictive microtransactions of popular titles like Zynga’s FarmVille.
  • A traditional sequel isn’t currently in development, but Versterbacka hinted toward a new game told from the pigs’ point of view.
  • Rovio wants Angry Birds to be bigger than Tetris (Blasphemous! If Tetris is the Jesus of video games, Rovio must be its John Lennon).

Vesterbacka also confirmed that the game has been downloaded more than 5 million times on Android phones. Rovio is working hard to stretch the license across the entire entertainment spectrum, from video games to movies to plush toys.

Have you played Angry Birds yet? Does it live up to the hype?