Magic Leap's first big game is, surprisingly, Angry Birds
Magic Leap first captured imaginations with its promotional materials (the video with whale within the fitness center is, admittedly, spectacular) earlier than, extra not too long ago, capturing our consideration with its soul-crushing value: $2,295 (about £1,750, AU$3,160).

What Magic Leap hasn’t been fast to do, nevertheless, was present a concrete app or sport for us to stay up for. However, that might change immediately. 

The catalyst to that change, doubtlessly, is Indignant Birds FPS: First-Individual Slingshot, a brand new sport from Rovio and Magic Leap that can leverage the agency’s augmented actuality (AR) know-how. 

The sport, which debuted at a press occasion in San Francisco, brings the towering strongholds of Indignant Birds to your front room and makes use of the Magic Leap’s controller to fling an avian arsenal on the dastardly pigs. 

Greater than a easy tech demo, Indignant Birds FPS is a full-size growth of the franchise into AR with dozens of ranges – giving Rovio a brand new platform to overrun.

Whereas it’s unlikely that anybody goes to shell out $2,295 for an AR model of a cell sport, Indignant Birds FPS may very well be an indication of what’s to return for the Magic Leap platform. Particularly, widespread developer assist.

What got here first, the content material or the builders?

Magic Leap’s concern, one which’s shared by all AR and, to an extent, VR platforms proper now, is that there merely is not sufficient content material. 

VR platforms like Oculus and HTC have slowly however certainly added extra content material over the past 12 months and a half, however builders have not fairly but embraced AR in the identical method. 

That being stated, whereas Indignant Birds will not make up for the huge hole in lacking content material, it’s a priceless first step for the platform in attracting extra builders. 

We’ll be taught extra in regards to the sport – like how a lot it’ll price and when bleeding edge adopters will have the ability to get their palms on it – at Magic Leap’s first developer convention that is scheduled for October 9 and 10.


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