Magic Leap One is getting its first videogame from a major brand: Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds.
Resolution Games, a Stockholm-based developer best known for VR games like Bait! and Narrows (and was notably founded by former members of Candy Crush Saga developers, King), today announced Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, which is on its way to the new augmented reality headset. The Angry Birds games rose to fame as an addictive series of smartphone titles in which you fired moody feathered friends into towers to topple then and has since grown into a massive franchise including movies and toys.
As the name suggests, the first AR entry in the franchise is played from a first-person perspective. Using Magic Leap’s remote-like motion controller, you fire birds at virtual towers that appear in the real world around you. Successful hits will send Jenga-like blocks flying, causing structures to crumble and even crush the green pigs that hide within them. You earn points based upon how efficiently you take out towers. Check out the first trailer below.
It seems like it could be a good fit for the platform, especially considering that the distance between the player and tower might mean that Magic Leap’s restrictive field of view (FOV) isn’t too much of an issue. This isn’t the first time the Angry Birds franchise has dabbled with immersive platforms. Rovio developed a VR demo for the series back in 2016, though it never materialized as a full game. Resolution has also experimented with AR before, revealing a sequel to Bait! for smartphones earlier this year.
Angry Birds FPS is currently scheduled to launch on Magic Leap One in the fall of 2018. Despite being a full game, it’s important to note that the headset itself isn’t really a consumer-level headset yet, having been dubbed with the ‘Creator Edition’ label.
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