After releasing his first Augmented Reality title for Angry Birds on the Magic Leap One, Rovio has retreated to the platform that made his franchise famous.
Right, the riddle game returns to the iPhones and iPads in Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs: ARKit uses the surface recognition features to bring birds and pigs into the real world.
On Tuesday, Rovio and its development partner Resolution Games announced the new game at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The app can now be pre-ordered in the App Store. The game and its 40 levels will arrive in the spring of 2019. According to a Rovio spokesman, the game can be played for free with more details on in-app purchases
"We're excited to bring Augmented Reality's popular physics game from Angry Birds to life," said Kati Levoranta, CEO by Rovio Entertainment, in a statement. "It's an exciting moment to bring our avifauna friends to Mobile AR for the first time this year marking the tenth anniversary since the release of the first Angry Birds game."
Similar to the classic version of the game the players Beat the agitated feathered ammunition with various forces in forts, which are built and occupied by the titular pigs. However, as with the Magic Leap game, players can walk around the virtual forts to find hidden targets and fire away. Apple's ARKit does not have Magic Leap's spatial computing capabilities, so players should not assume that pigs will jump off tables or bullets to break off walls.
"This game recalls the essence of what makes AR gameplay truly AR," said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. "With its appealing characters, the classic Angry Birds Slingshot gameplay and the ability to move around the structures, it uses the unique elements of ARKit and shows what AR gameplay is capable of, which is amazing when you bring it to life sees. "  It's also a strange fulcrum. After the announcement of the game "Magic Leap" Resolution Games seemed determined to skip mobile ARs for AR headsets.
"We've always focused on innovation, driving the advent of emerging technologies and platforms, and we believe the future of AR is head-mounted devices, so Magic Leap was a logical platform for us, "said Martin Vilcans, Resolution Games CTO, to Next Reality in a statement on Next Reality regarding the Magic Leap app game. "It's exciting to see what opens for developers and how they can change the way people watch the gameplay."
Considering the fact that Resolution Games is one of the Independent Creators Program Grant Winners selected by Magic Leap, the pivotal point does not matter. It is not a reversal of the strategy, but a means to capitalize on the money situation , The market for mobile apps has matured since the launch of the original Angry Birds, so that Rovio and Resolution can now use the technology to earn revenue, while following the future of the AR game next.