Last month mobile videogame developer Game Insight announced it would be enhancing two of its titles with augmented reality (AR) using Apple’s ARKit, My Country and Guns of Boom. Today the studio has updated the latter adding an AR Spectator Mode for the first-person shooter (FPS).
Using the new mode, players can watch matches unfold in real-time, being able to view the entire map on any surface they choose. So whether they want to watch pro players to learn some tips or just follow how well their friends are doing, AR Spectator Mode lets viewers experience the action from every angle, taking in the entire battlefield at once.
While companies like Intel and Valve are making esports like CS:GO or Dota2 more immersive to watch by utilising virtual reality (VR0 for spectators to view the action, Game Insight’s new AR Spectator Mode is one of the first use cases of AR as an immersive viewing experience.
Guns of Boom is a frantic team-based FPS for iOS and Android devices, that features 48 weapons to choose from, including machine guns, assault and sniper rifles, shotguns, and more, plus an auto-fire system so players only need to aim their crosshairs in the right direction.
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