Angry Birds is an incredibly popular mobile videogame that has spawned a truly incredible number of spin-offs, merchandise and even a movie. Now the disgruntled avians are making a move into mixed reality (MR) as they make an appearance on the Magic Leap One Creator Edition with Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot.
“It’s Angry Birds as you’ve never seen it before,” Palm began, “It’s in 3D on your sofa, table or living room floor. The IP is owned by Rovio in Finland and we are in Sweden, so we’re very close and have been working closely with each other.”
Asked how the Angry Birds project with Magic Leap came about, Palm said: “We’d been talking internally that it might be good to do a project with a big named brand. We met with Rovio again, since we’d been friends with them since they started. We talked about cool new platforms, and an opportunity cam up for us to work with Magic Leap.”
“We’d heard a lot about Magic Leap,” Palm continued, “and we knew there was a lot of overlap between VR and head-mounted AR. So it was really fun to work with it. We emulated it in virtual reality at first and kind of guessed the specs of the device.”
Talking about the development of Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, Palm said: “We fet within a couple of weeks that this was going to be a really fun game. One of the things that Angry Birds has always been great at is how intuitive the puzzle gameplay is. We thing we managed to capture that well.”
Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot is due out in October 2018. The full interview is available to view below. For further coverage of Magic Leap and other upcoming AR, VR or MR projects, keep checking back with VRFocus.
Update: A change to the video has been made as of October 8th.