Even though the Magic Leap One is still just a very early developer kit, that hasn’t stopped Magic Leap from partnering with developers to craft games worth buying. Ahead of the first ever Leap Con this week, Resolution Games (Bait and Wonderglade) and Rovio are announcing the official release today of Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot exclusively for the Magic Leap One.
We got the chance to try the game out a couple of weeks ago and it’s about what you’d expect. You use the Magic Leap controller to pull back a virtual slingshot and let loose your birds through the air to send nasty pigs toppling over. The visuals are nowhere near as crisp as you see in the trailer below (everything has a sort of see-through translucent vibe when wearing the device so that you can still see the world around you) but the detail was still there.
“It’s great to offer Angry Birds fans a completely new and unforeseen way to play the beloved Angry Birds,” said Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment. “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.”
Angry Birds FPS is a free download and will launch with 28 levels. You can take advantage of the mapping technology in Magic Leap One as well by placing levels on top of tables, then knocking blocks off of the table with your slingshot. It works pretty well.
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