Developer Rovio took the Angry Birds on tour this weekend and gave revellers at the Rock in Rio USA festival a first look at a brand new version of the popular app game – one which uses Virtual Reality to give the player a real bird’s eye view!
Screenshots reveal that the Angry Birds VR game will follow the same plan as the original, utilising bird and slingshot for destructive effect. But this one flips the familiar formula and places the viewer behind the foul-intentioned fowl as they fly towards their targets.
Angry Birds VR will require the use of Samsung Gear VR headset, which it was being trialled on, or similar virtual reality gadget for smartphone. Movements of the head will help direct the bird in flight, and we dread to think what happens when they make impact!
Since showing off Angry Birds VR at Rock in Rio USA, Rovio has had plenty to tweet about the game over on Twitter and have been encouraging their followers to use the rather clever hashtag #FlockInRio. Rock in Rio continues on the 15th and 16th of May with its Pop Weekend where Angry Birds VR is again expected to be showcased next to talent such as Ed Shearan and Taylor Swift.