Magic Leap’s first annual L.E.A.P. Con dev conference is set to open its doors next week, and while we expected to hear a lot about Weta Workshop’s upcoming AR shooter Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders there, Magic Leap today announced that the game will be heading to Magic Leap One headsets on October 9th.
Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders has long been held as the Magic Leap One’s premier IP, as the company has worked with Weta Workshop on the game since well before the New Zealand-based conceptual design & effects studio created the iconic robot-shooting concept video first seen back in 2015.
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No demos have been made available to the public, so at this point it’s hard to say exactly Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders is all about. What we do know is this: it’s an AR shooter that pits you against steampunk-style robots, of which at least two characters are voiced by Stephen Fry and Rhys Darby.
It could have a multiplayer component too, as evidenced by a recent Magic Leap job posting and an image showing several players wearing Magic Leap One headsets, but with little else to go on it’s simply too early to say.
Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders will be Magic Leap One’s first publicly available game, with others planned including the recently announced Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot.
We’ll have feet on the ground at next week’s L.E.A.P. Con, so check back soon for more Magic Leap One news.