Angry Birds is one of the most successful smartphone titles on the market, seeing an astonishing number of downloads as well as spin-offs and licensed versions such as Star Wars Angry Birds. Now Angry Birds are fluttering into mixed reality (MR) as Rovio and Resolution Games launch Angry Birds: First Person Slingshot on the Magic Leap One.
Angry Birds: FPS is billed as the first videogame experience developed entirely by an independent developer for Magic Leap’s platform which brings Angry birds to life as they are overlaid on top of the real world.
The baisc idea is much the same as the smartphone version, in that you use a slingshot, using the Angry Birds themselves as ammunition to known over structures made by the enemies of the Angry Birds – the Green Pigs.
Kait Levorantia, CEO of Rovia Entertainment, commented: “It’s great to offer Angry Birds fans a completely new and unforeseen way to play the beloved Angry Birds. Resolution Games has done an excellent job at developing the Angry Birds to Magic Leap One. We’re always looking for opportunities to expand to new technologies and platforms, and Angry Birds FPS is an exciting step forward into the future of gaming.”
“Rovio has established an incredibly successful and beloved entertainment franchise with Angry Birds. By taking Angry Birds to Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform, we’re giving fans one of the most engaging, interactive and immersive experiences possible,” said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “It really is quite remarkable that in 2018 we’re able to use full spatial gameplay and light field technology to enjoy these classic game mechanics and characters in our own environments. Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot demonstrates the true impact mixed reality technologies can have on the games industry.”
Angry Birds: FPS is available for free on Magic Leap One Creator Edition through the official Magic Leap website. For future coverage on Magic Leap and other upcoming mixed reality titles, keep checking back on VRFocus.