AR ‘Street Fighter II’ Actually Let’s You Fight In Real Life
Programmer Abhishek Singh uses augmented reality to do some really awesome things. First he used it to scare the hell out of us with that classic scene from The Ring, and now he’s using it to breathe new life into the classic fighting game, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior.
Thanks right, kids, Singh has made it so folks can “fight” people in the real world. Hey, anything to distract us from responsibilities.
Let’s first check out this awesome clip of AR Street Fighter at work:
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This certainly beats getting into actual fights with people. Instead of trading real-life punches, maybe now feuds can be worked out using video game characters. Hey, peace all around, right?
Singh built the game—Street Fighter II: Real World Warrior—using ARKit in Unity and told Gizmodo that people can play it on an iPhone. Singh said the name of his game is a riff on the arcade game he used to play, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Meanwhile, all the models and elements in the game are in 3D because he “wanted people to be able to walk around the ring and the characters.”
To play, one person sets up the game on a flat surface. (In the video, you can see people playing on the street and on a table.) The second person can then join the game. A match begins once both players choose their fighter.
“It’s kind of like a real life Mexican standoff except you have your virtual gladiators fighting in this ring between you,” Singh said. “So it really is a live multiplayer AR experience, fully functional and playable.”
Hell, this certainly seems like something that can catch on as quick as Pokémon GO did.