There've been whisperings on the wind about a new Angry Birds project and now we've finally got confirmation for it. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is set to launch on all major VR platforms (I'd assume Vive and Oculus, but hope GearVR and Daydream are on the cards) in early 2019.
Though there aren't many details about gameplay just yet, you'll be landing on a remote island to battle pigs with the usual cast of Angry Birds characters. "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," says Rovio Entertainment CEO, Kati Levoranta.
Resolution Games is also helping bring the game to light by partnering with Rovio on this project. Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games, notes, "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."
It'll be interesting to see what form Isle of Pigs takes and how it implements VR into the game that we're familiar with. Angry Birds in the past has taken on plenty of different forms, but if they have us flying through the sky into flimsy towers I'll be very happy.