December 20, 2018

Angry Birds soar into virtual reality

The Angry Birds game series has been downloaded more than four billion times since the first Angry Birds was launched in 2009.
The Angry Birds game series has been downloaded more than four billion times since the first Angry Birds was launched in 2009.
Rovio

Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games have revealed details about the upcoming Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs game set for an early 2019 release.

Finnish games-first entertainment company Rovio has teamed up with Swedish VR and AR games studio Resolution Games for the latest instalment of the immensely popular Angry Birds franchise.

Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs swoops players away to a remote island where they face the infamous green pigs head-on with their favourite and yet-to-be-announced Angry Birds characters.

“Introducing the Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is an exciting step for Rovio in exploring the future of gaming,” said Kati Levoranta, CEO of Rovio. “We are thrilled that millions of Angry Birds fans will soon be able to literally step into the Angry Birds universe with the powerful sense of presence you get with VR. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs continues to demonstrate the many unforeseen ways fan can interact with their favourite characters and gameplay.”

Rovio’s partner for the game, Resolution Games, is focused on visual computing and has released one of the most popular VR game titles to date (Bait!). The duo anticipate an early 2019 release for Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs across all major VR platforms.

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