Tue.Dec 10, 2019

Magic Leap Pivots to Enterprise, Announces New Business-Focused Services, Slightly Modified Name

Next Reality AR

As we predicted this time last year, Magic Leap is finally moving from consumer entertainment hype to making a firm commitment to enterprise customers. On Tuesday, the company announced a new name for its device -- the Magic Leap 1, instead of the Magic Leap One Creator Edition.

Oculus Quest Gets Voice Commands, Link Now Supports AMD

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Oculus Quest system software v12 is now rolling out, adding Voice Commands, AMD support for Link, and experimental controller-free hand tracking. Voice Commands will let you navigate the menu, launch apps, and search.

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Magic Leap Repackages Developer Tools as The Lab, Publishes Updates to Lumin SDK & Lumin OS, & Previews Magicverse SDK

Next Reality AR

Along with rebranding Magic Leap 1 for enterprise customers, Magic Leap has gifted its developer community with some new toys with a tease of more to come in 2020.

Boneworks Breaks Steam’s Top 100 Player Count On Launch Day

UploadVR

Stress Level Zero’s anticipated VR shooter, Boneworks, has been available for about four hours now. In that time, it’s already broken the top 100 in Steam’s Current Player Count list.

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Hands-On: Magic Leap App Obsess Lets You Create a Fashion Store Pop-Up Nearly Anywhere

Next Reality AR

The newly enhanced focus from Magic Leap on enterprise, announced on Tuesday, also came with a few companies opting to weigh in with their experiences developing for the platform.

Boneworks Review: A Stunning Showcase Of Physical Interaction That Tests VR’s Limits

UploadVR

Boneworks shows its hand about 10 minutes into its campaign.

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Magic Leap 1 Pivots To Enterprise, ML2 Targeted For 2021

UploadVR

Magic Leap is refocusing around the enterprise market, launching a new nearly $3,000 enterprise bundle with business warranty and support. The company also confirms a successor, Magic Leap 2, is targeted for 2021. No specific details on ML2’s features or specifications were shared.

‘Boneworks’ Review – A Rich Sandbox with a Side of Game Design

Road to VR

Boneworks , the highly anticipated physics-driven VR shooter from veteran VR studio Stress Level Zero, is finally here. The game is underscored with a rich, physics-based interaction system which aims to make VR more interactive and immersive. Boneworks Details: Developer: Stress Level Zero.

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Google’s ARCore Is Getting Full Occlusion For More Real AR

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Google’s ARCore is getting a new feature which will enable full occlusion of virtual objects in real scenes. ARCore is Google’s Android augmented reality runtime and SDK.

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‘Paper Beast’ Now Launching Q1 2020, New Gameplay Trailer Here

Road to VR

Paper Beast, the surreal wildlife simulation from the creator behind cult classic platformer Another World (1991) , was originally slated to arrive on PSVR sometime this year.

Best VR Of 2019 Nominee: Gorn Showed Us A Bloody Good Time

UploadVR

The road to UploadVR’s Best of 2019 awards starts here! Every weekday for the next fortnight, we’ll be revealing one of the ten nominees for our Overall VR Game/Experience of the Year, counting down to the reveal of our full list of categories and nominees later in December.

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Report: Magical Leap Sees Sluggish Sales Numbers Amidst Latest Funding Round

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Magic Leap is one of the most well-funded startups in history, boasting $2.6 billion in overall funding—and that’s before calculating its latest financing round, the amount and specifics of which are still unknown at this time.

Boneworks Launch Day Livestream: Intense Physics-Based VR Gameplay

UploadVR

For today’s livestream we’re going to dive into the weird, wonderful world of Boneworks , the newest release from Stress Level Zero that puts physics-first in this VR sandbox meets beefy FPS campaign.

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Boneworks Just Set A New Standard For VR Gaming, Available Now

VRScout

Stress Level Zero’s latest release is a VR physics playground unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Boneworks Video Review: A Stunning Showcase Of Physical Interaction That Tests VR’s Limits

UploadVR

Watch our full Boneworks review for our definitive verdict on the anticipated VR shooter!

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Layers of Fear VR Brings Critically Acclaimed Psychological Horror Hit to Life, Out Now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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Publisher Bloober Team announced today, the return of its psychological horror hit, Layers of Fear VR, out now for Oculus Rift / Rift S and HTC Vive via Steam and the Oculus Store.

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Magic Leap Drops News Bombs About Enterprise, Updates, and Magic Leap 2

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Brushing off nabobs of negativity, Rony Abovitz gets down to business

How Augmented Reality in E-Commerce Is Transforming Customer Experience

ARPost

Globalization and the widespread adoption of the internet have rendered every company around the world susceptible to greater competition. In our ever-changing landscape, businesses must pay close attention to the needs of consumers.

Competition: Win Fujii for PlayStation VR

Peter Graham

One of the more bizarre virtual reality (VR) titles to appear this year was Funktronic Labs’ Fujii, a sort of relaxing gardening-style experience which initially launched for PC VR and Oculus Quest headsets.

Unpacking AR Business Models: In-App Purchases

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This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Mobile AR Strategies & Business Models. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. In AR’s early stages, a common question continues to be asked: where’s the money?

Magic Leap 1 Launches Alongside Enterprise Software Suite

Peter Graham

Spatial computing is still very much in the realm of business applications, with companies like Magic Leap promoting the technology across a range of use cases. Today, Magic Leap has announced a new enterprise suite of software to complement an updated headset, the Magic Leap 1.

Digital Real Estate in AR, with Darabase's Dominic Collins

XR for Business Podcast

Longtime listeners will remember one of Alan's favorite AR anecdotes; the Burger King ad that digitally vandalizes a competitor's ad space. But has anyone stopped to think, does that digital space belong to anyone? Or to someone who might not care for digital ads existing there? Yes, someone has -- Dominic Collins from Darabase, who is building an AR digital permissions platform to ensure the AR marketing ecosystem is fair and equitable for everyone. Alan: Hey, everyone.

New Trailer Details Gameplay for PlayStation VR Exclusive Paper Beast

Peter Graham

Pixel Reef’s upcoming PlayStation VR exclusive Paper Beast was the only dedicated virtual reality (VR) title to feature in today’s State of Play broadcast by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).

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PlayStation 4’s Dreams Arrives February 2020

Peter Graham

Today saw Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) broadcast its fourth and final State of Play for 2019 and it was a little light on virtual reality (VR) content. One of the notable announcements came from Media Molecule and its highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive Dreams, with an official launch date now confirmed. Dreams entered an Early Access phase earlier this year, in an effort to grow not only the community but also showcasing the potential of the creative videogame.

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