After removing the super-hit iOS game Flappy Bird from the App Store back in February, the developer has confirmed day before yesterday that the game will make a return in August.
Developer Dong Nguygen confirmed the return date today to CNBC’s Kelly Evans and also claimed that the game would be less addictive, which was originally the main reason cited by him for removing the app earlier this year. In addition, the game will also apparently include a multiplayer on its return to the store.
At its most popular, the original Flappy Bird game was reportedly making almost $50,000 a day revenue. It didn’t take long for other developers to make clones of the game in order to capitalize on the game’s popularity and many of them are still there in the App Store’s top charts for gaming.
The developer has also teased a new game, which seems to be currently in development, yesterday.
Despite reportedly confirming that Flappy Bird would make a return, Nguyen’s tweet about his new game reads,
“I am making a new game. So people can forget about Flappy Bird for a while.”
No other details regarding the game or a timeframe for its release is yet known, but Nguyen did provide a screenshot (above) which appears to show similar gameplay to Flappy Bird.