Subway Surfers Adds Its First In-Game AR Feature

Interact with your favorite characters IRL for the first time.

Despite having launched all the way back in 2012, Subway Surfers remains one of the most popular mobile games currently available on iOS and Android devices. This week, developer SYBO Games gave players yet another reason to get excited: Subway Studio, the game’s first augmented reality (AR) feature.

Available now, Subway Studio brings your favorite Subway Surfers avatars to life in the real world for the first time, according to SYBO. The immersive feature allows you to interact with 40 of the existing characters while capturing photos and videos of your experience. Subway Studio launches this week as part of the ongoing Fantasy Fest update, which is happening now through July 16th.

“Subway Studio puts the power of creativity and virality in our players’ hands, allowing them to interact, tell stories, and create content with their favorite characters in their homes, backyards, workplaces, you name it,” said Mathias Gredal Nørvig, CEO of SYBO, in an official release.

“To date, #SubwaySurfers on TikTok has accumulated over 34 billion views, and nearly every video under that hashtag has been user-generated. We saw how much our community loved creating their own content, and we knew we wanted to provide them with an outlet for production within the game.”

“I’m incredibly proud of our team for creating such an advanced feature with as many creative possibilities as Subway Studio,” said Murari Vasudevan, Technical Director at SYBO. “We’re constantly looking to give our players new ways to engage with the game, and this new technology does just that.”

“Subway Studio utilizes state-of-the-art mobile AR and camera tracking to truly make it feel like you’re spending time with your favorite character in real life, allowing players to enjoy the feature regardless of their devices’ AR capabilities.” 

Credit: SYBO

Subway Surfers is available to download now on iOS and Android devices. According to SYBO, additional game characters are on the way. The developer has also launched a limited edition Subway Studio-themed TikTok filter that lets you interact with Jake, the game’s original character.

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Feature Image Credit: SYBO

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