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"Collaborative" Angry Birds targets Facebook

Rovio's catapult franchise now has 30m Android users

Mobile developer Rovio has confirmed plans to bring its Angry Birds franchise to Facebook.

Studio boss Mikael Hed told the latest issue of Wired UK that the social network edition of the catapult game will be "collaborative" and have "completely new aspects to it that just haven't been experienced in any other platform."

The franchise has seen 75 million downloads across all platforms to date, with CEO Peter Vesterbacka telling GDC last week (in a panel attended by Joystiq) that the free to play Android version has been downloaded some 30 million times.

80 per cent of users had gone on to grab updates for the title, hinting that interest remains beyond the original download.

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