As happens every year, Halloween is the best time to release either themed updates or improvements to current horror titles. Some like Snapchat’s are fun additions designed to get celebrate the season whilst others are much more frightening. To that end, Illumix has announced an update for Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery which sees a new sharp-toothed character join the roster as well as expanding the videogame to more players.
Added to the character feature set is Plushtrap, well known to fans of the franchise. But Plushtrap isn’t any old AR encounter like the rest of the group, this mean-looking rabbit is part of a new mixed reality (MR) gameplay mode Illumix has introduced. This is thanks to the development of a proprietary AR engine, meaning Plushtrap’s encounter only takes place within this MR environment.
Detailing a little more about the new addition over on Reddit, Illumix notes: “Plushtrap’s CPU is currently only compatible with the Plushtrap plush suit given the unique environment in which his encounter takes place–you’ll note that his CPU looks distinct from that of the other animatronics. That said, you will still be able to use Plushtrap’s plush suit in conjunction with other CPUs in regular animatronic AR encounters.”
The Illumix AR engine has also allowed the studio to expand Android device compatibility for more of you can play Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery. Thus you no longer need an ARCore or ARKit compatible device.
Since the launch of Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery last year Illumix has introduced new mechanics such as allowing users to locate and ‘pick up’ digital objects as well as have real objects trigger digital content. The studio says the videogame has generated over 7 million downloads and that: “More than 1 year of total time spent in the AR experience on average by users per day.”
There’s been plenty of Halloween activity this year, with Steam launching its annual sale, Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition arriving and Angry Birds VR And Acron: Attack Of The Squirrels getting updates. Plus don’t forget to enter VRFocus‘ Affected: The Manor and The Walking Dead Onslaught competitions.
For further updates from Illumix on Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery, keep reading VRFocus.