What makes a smartphone platform popular? Well for starters we guess the number of apps available on it helps make it more appealing to users in general, although it’s something of a vicious cycle as developers tend to choose platforms with more users. That being said, it seems that King, the developer of titles such as Candy Crush, have been reported to have halted their developments for the Windows Phone platform.
This is according to Pocketgamer.fr (via WMPowerUser) who revealed that development of King’s Windows Phone games have been put on hold for now. The game have reportedly been in development since January this year, and apparently due to the lack of growth, and in some markets the decline of Windows Phone’s market share, forced King to suspend its developments.
We suppose the good news is that the development of these games have not been cancelled outright, meaning that King could always resume development if and when they choose, but for now if you were looking forward to seeing King’s games arrive on Windows Phone, you would probably be in for a long wait.
In the meantime are you a little disappointed by this piece of news? After all regardless whether you plan to play King’s games or not, hearing about a developer give up on your platform can be a tad discouraging.