Thursday September 20, 2018

Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot Is Coming to the Magic Leap One

Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot is a new game for the Magic Leap One Creator's Edition AR headset that was developed in partnership with the AR/VR studio Resolution Games and Rovio Entertainment. Head-tracking and the ability to use the Magic Leap One's controller as a bow adds immersion to the game. The characters in the game fall off surfaces in the user's home and interact with them if they get close. Explosives are hidden on the backside of the structures in the game to encourage movement around the play area.

The Magic Leap headset went on sale in August in a half-dozen U.S. cities for $2,295 a pop. Magic Leap hasn't announced how many of the units have sold, but has said they're deliberately targeting what they call "creators," be they game makers, artists, designers, programmers, or alt-reality aficionados. The decision to release a major "Angry Bird" game on such a limited-release, expensive piece of hardware seems to fly in the face of the game's origin, which saw the game hit 4 billion downloads since its 2009 release thanks in part to how easy it was to get.

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