Augmented reality (AR) firm Illumix came out of stealth in 2018 after securing funding from Silicon Valley VC investors to make AR videogames. Today, the company has announced its first title in the form of Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery, bringing the horror franchise to AR for the first time.
With Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted arriving for virtual reality (VR) headsets several months ago the series continues its return to the spotlight with Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery. Set to offer a survival horror experience with completely new audio and visual gameplay to previous editions, this AR version will bring those scary animatronics to life on iOS and Android devices.
Very few details have been revealed so far when it comes to the gameplay but one’s things for sure, bringing the horror series into AR means you can turn your home, the park, the train, basically anywhere into a setting that’s going to make you jump (or possibly scream). The screenshots reveal that you’ll have access to a torch – to illuminate those glowing eyes under the stairs – as well as a big ‘shock’ button, presumably to stop the robots in their tracks.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is the work of creator Scott Cawthon who revealed last month that the franchise has more in the works, including more videogames and a film.
“Augmented Reality offers new ways for players to interact and engage with their favourite franchises by blending real-world environments, fictional characters, and innovative gameplay,” said Kirin Sinha, CEO and Founder of Illumix in a statement. “With Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery, we wanted to evolve beyond the traditional AR-optional geolocation gameplay and deliver a more meaningful AR experience by having AR as the core component of the game.”
While titles such as Pokemon GO, Ghostbusters World and The Walking Dead: Our World all feature AR integration it’s not essential to the gameplay.
Currently in development, Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is expected to launch later this year although no firm date has been mentioned yet. You can pre-register at https://www.fnafar.com and for more details regarding the videogame, keep reading VRFocus.