Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games announced an early 2019 release for 'Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs' across all major VR platforms. No price has been set and they also have yet to reveal how the gameplay will work in virtual reality. With 22 games published so far, including spin-offs and compilations, 'Angry Birds' are still among the most popular mobile games, so the new environment is greatly anticipated.
Kati Levoranta, CEO at Rovio Entertainment, commented: "Introducing the 'Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs' is an exciting step for Rovio in exploring the future of gaming. 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 favorite characters and gameplay."
Resolution Games is a games studio focused on visual computing. In their first three years, they have produced one of the most popular VR titles of all time - 'Bait!'.
"We couldn't be more excited to partner with Rovio to bring their beloved franchise to VR", said Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. "Angry Birds lends itself perfectly to VR, where players can experience the already highly engaging characters and gameplay mechanics in a much more tangible and immersive way than ever. Just as Angry Birds was applauded for its intuitive controls and gameplay on mobile, we feel 'Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs' will continue that legacy for VR."
These two companies already worked together on 'Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot' for Magic Leap headset.