GDC 2018: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Is A Brand New AR Card Game

by Jamie Feltham • March 20th, 2018

The Warhammer universe has dabbled in virtual reality a few times already, but the series is making the jump to augmented reality at GDC this week.

PlayFusion, a company best known for its own AR card game, Lightseekers, today announced Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, a collectible card game that mixes both physical and digital elements. While you’ll be able to buy hundreds of real life cards to build out your own decks with, you’ll also be able to bring the game to life through your Android or iOS smartphone using PlayFusion’s Enhanced Reality Engine. The engine incorporates computer vision to scan physical cards, unlocking new gameplay options.

The game will also come to PC, with players able to scan real cards into physical decks for competitive online play. It looks like the kind of mix of physical and digital elements you’d expect from a card game in 2018, though there are no details yet on how the actual game itself will work. Expect something like Oculus Rift’s Dragon Front, just in the real world.

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar is on display at GDC this week and will release in July 2018.

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