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Angry Birds is coming to VR in 2019

Tyrone Stewart

Angry Birds VR Isle of PigsRovio is set to bring the hugely popular Angry Birds franchise virtual reality (VR), teaming up with visual computing-focused game studio Resolution Games to bring the game ‘all major VR platforms’ early next year.

The game, called Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, will enable fans to take on the common enemies in the game series, the green pigs, with the help of the well-known 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 at Rovio Entertainment. “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.”

Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games, added: “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.”

In September, Rovio teamed up with Magic Leap to bring Angry Birds to the Magic Leap One Creator Edition in the form of Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot.