Edgybees has announced that its new augmented reality drone game will be available to play for DJI drone pilots using the Epson Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition smart glasses.
Once downloaded onto the Moverio glasses, the Drone Prix AR app enables pilots to fly their DJI drones through a virtual obstacle course “in the sky” layered on top of a crystal clear, transparent first person view (FPV) of the drone camera feed.
As we explained last month, Edgybees’ Drone Prix app is a unique AR game designed to be played with DJI drones. By layering a virtual picture onto an FPV view of the real world, Drone Prix allows users and new drone pilots to master their skills in a fun, safe and immersive way. The idea is to hone your ability to fly while collecting prizes and avoiding obstacles.
Augmented reality offers a seamless experience for fun and learning
“The Epson Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition smart glasses offer the perfect platform for our Drone Prix AR app, providing an immersive, seamless experience for optimal enjoyment and learning,” said Adam Kaplan, CEO, Edgybees.
“The Moverio glasses also allow pilots to maintain a line of sight to their craft as they weave their way through the course.”
“Edgybees has created an amazing new innovation – AR drone gaming on smart glasses – that could only be possible on the Moverio platform,” said Eric Mizufuka, Product Manager, New Ventures, Epson America.
“With the Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition, users can avoid having to look down at their smartphones or tablets in bright sunlight, providing convenience, comfort and safety as well as a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.”
Highlights of the Drone Prix app include:
Solo and Competition Modes: Race against the clock to beat your previous score or compete with other users around the world to make it onto the leaderboard.
Flight Assistant: Track guiding will assist the pilot in the 3D space while they navigate around obstacles to collect coins and prizes.
Multiple Courses: Featuring over 30 different obstacle courses, with varying difficulties suitable for novice to experienced pilots.
Social Engagement: Pilots can link their user ID to their Facebook account and share their achievements with top performing pilots appearing on the leaderboard.
Epson’s Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition smart glasses will come pre-loaded with the DJI GO app. They come with clip-on dark shades for use in bright sunlight and special fasteners to secure the Moverio controller onto the DJI phone mount for easy operation.