The new Flappy Bird will apparently be a multilayer game and will also be a less addictive version, according to Nguyen. “I think people should set some time aside for something more productive,” he said.
Research director for gaming at American market research and analysis firm IDC Lewis Ward told TechNewsWorld that the chances of the new Flappy Bird being as popular as the original one are slim. He feels the new game won’t rise to the level of the first one. “It’s like asking lightning to strike twice in the same place”, said Ward.
Flappy Bird rose to the top of Apple’s App store at the beginning of this year and was also top of the charts on Google Play Store a week after the Android version was released.