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Rovio bringing virtual reality Angry Birds to Gear VR

Rock in Rio VIPs get first go
Rovio bringing virtual reality Angry Birds to Gear VR

With an industry that moves as fast as this one, a year is a long time.

Indeed, just over a year ago Rovio posted a chucklesome April Fool featuring its supposedly in-development 'Eagle Eye VR headset', with bundled 'Angry Birds Simulator'.

It now appears that gag was more prescient than we could have imagined, with Rovio revealing a virtual-reality Angry Birds experience for Samsung's Gear VR platform.

In your face

So far, we know that the game is being developed by Rovio and the Brazil-based Imgnation Studios, but otherwise details are few and far-between.

Rovio's unveiling of the game at the recent Rock in Rio festival reportedly allowed VIPs to try out Angry Birds inVRfor themselves, although it was observed that some in-game architecture was specifically based upon the venue - leading to questions whether this was a one-off or merely a slice of something larger.

The lone screenshot to emerge shows the action from behind, as opposed to side-on, to create a more dynamic perspective for VR users.
The lone screenshot to emerge shows the action from behind, as opposed to side-on, to create a more dynamic perspective for VR users.

Whether this represents Rovio dipping its toe in the VR waters or immersing itself fully is as yet unknown, but the firm is certainly entertaining the idea more seriously than it was last April.

[Source: RoadToVR]