Flappy Bird, the simple mobile phone game that became a worldwide hit, will return, but not necessarily soon.
Vietnamese Hanoi-based developer Nguyen Ha Dong pulled the game in February and claimed it was too addictive.
Dong now appears to have had a change of heart, announcing on Twitter overnight that Flappy Bird would return - "but not soon".
He did not elaborate on his U-turn.
Flappy Bird was the most popular free mobile game on Apple's App Store and Google's Android Play store before it was deleted.
It is believed Dong walked away from a small fortune, as estimates suggest he could have made US$50,000 (NZ$58,600) a day in advertising alone.
In February he told Forbes: "It happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem."