Developer Madfinger has confirmed it will soon end support for its popular free-to-play zombie first person shooter game Dead Trigger 2 for the Windows Phone platform.
Windows Central reader Samuel Gomez sent an email to Madfinger requesting that Dead Trigger 2 be upgraded so it could be played on all Windows 10 devices, but received the following response.
Unfortunately we have to announce that Dead Trigger 2 will no longer be supporting Windows Phones and Amazon. You will be able to continue your adventure on Facebook, Android or iOS provided you log into your account. We have also sent this message to all players as an ingame message. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you in our future games.
We contacted Madfinger Games via Twitter and it confirmed its plans to end support for Dead Trigger 2 for Windows Phone:
@JCalMN Yes, we can confirm it. It was our strategic decision. It costs us a lot of work and we didn't support Win10.— MADFINGER Games (@MADFINGERGames) August 26, 2016
We checked the Windows Store and found that Dead Trigger 2 is still in place and still playable, but Madfinger's email and Twitter response would indicate that situation won't last for much longer. Indeed, in a follow-up Twitter message, Madfinger stated the game "shouldn't be available to download now.". If you already have Dead Trigger 2 installed on your phone, Madfinger indicated you should still be able to play it.
The game was first launched for Windows Phone in April 2015. Madfinger also released a version for Windows 8.1 RT, but oddly did not for do the same for Windows 8.1 x86 PCs. That version is apparently no longer in the Windows Store.
Thanks again to Samuel for the tip!