Resolution Games has already made a name for itself in the virtual reality (VR) industry with videogames like Bait!, Wonderglade and Narrows, while Rovio Entertainment has yet to enter the immersive market. That’s going to change soon enough, with both companies collaboration on a new mixed reality (MR) experience for the Magic Leap One Creators Edition headset, Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot.
Bringing its insanely popular mobile title to the new MR device, Rovio’s Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot will put players inside the Angry Birds universe like never before, providing a first-person slingshot to let them see animated characters and objects overlaid onto their actual environment.
Keeping with the tried and tested format everyone knows where you get to fling various coloured birds – each with their own unique ability – at a range of green pig filled buildings, just this time in 3D.
Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, commented in a statement: “We’re excited to expand the Angry Birds brand and universe to new and emerging platforms like Magic Leap, delivering fans a unique way to engage with their favorite characters. Resolution Games has done an incredible job bringing Angry Birds to life in a new experience that will let players see and feel what it’s like to battle the pigs like never before.”
“It has been an incredible experience bringing Rovio’s massively successful and beloved entertainment franchise to mixed reality,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “Developing for the Magic Leap platform was a very unique and inspiring process for our team, and we’re confident fans will love how the game is brought to life.”
Rovio and Resolution Games will be releasing Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot for Magic Leap One Creators Edition this Fall. This follows a similar announcement by Funomena yesterday regarding its fairy tale experience Luna: Moondust Garden, also coming to the headset in the next couple of months. Due to the expense and limited availability of the headset, the audience is going to be very small, but they should showcase what Magic Leap One Creators Edition is capable of. For further updates on Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, keep reading VRFocus.