Report: AR Startup Magic Leap is Looking for a Buyer

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Magic Leap, the multi-billion dollar AR startup, could be exploring the possibility of a sale, a Bloomberg report maintains, citing people familiar with the matter. The company’s deep pockets funded the release of Magic Leap 1, an AR headset targeted at developers, enterprise, and anyone with $2,300 to spare. A meeting was also allegedly held between Facebook and Magic Leap, however Facebook was uninterested in acquiring Magic Leap at the time.

Gadgeteer Receives Big Optimizations, AR Version Coming To Magic Leap

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Gadgeteer, which released last year for PC VR and Oculus Quest, aims to be VR’s ultimate Rube Goldberg machine. But that’s not all — it looks like the developers want the game to conquer AR as well, with a Magic Leap release on the horizon. However, perhaps the biggest announcement in the post was that the team is bringing an AR version of Gadgeteer to Magic Leap platforms.

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Insomniac’s Final Independent Studio Release Is ‘Strangelets’ AR Game For Magic Leap One

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Magic Leap and Insomniac Games announced a new game, Strangelets, for the Magic Leap One. We tried an early version of Insomniac’s previous AR game, Seedling, at Leap Con in October last year. The Magic Leap blog also provides a brief description of the gameplay that Magic Leap owners can expect from Strangelets. The game is a follow-up to Insomniac’s previous AR title Seedling , which released last year.

Magic Leap One first impressions review: it’s not a leap, but a step

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I thought it would have taken me a lot before I would be able to try the Magic Leap One , but luckily this has not been the case. At a certain point, I asked him: “oh, you said me that you have tried Magic Leap… how is it?” ” and he answered with “ You are going to tell me in a while “ And then, as a magician, he took out a Magic Leap One and let me try it. The three component of the Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap’s First Developer Conference Will Be Livestreamed

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Magic Leap is set to host what it no doubt hopes will be the Oculus Connect of the AR world next week as it hosts the first ever L.E.A.P. Magic Leap just sent emails round to developers confirming as much, also noting that the session will deliver “insights from visionaries like Andy Serkis and Richard Taylor, plus pioneering developers from Epic Games, ILMxLAB, Unity Technologies and more.”

Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires

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Madefire Debuts 3D Motion Comics On The Magic Leap One AR Headset

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Madefire has been committed to making “motion comics,” or digital versions of comic books that leap off the page with animated visuals. Now, the company is announcing that it is showing off its first Motion Book experiences on Magic Leap ‘s augmented reality glasses. The Madefire platform isn’t a mere app that runs on the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, the development version of Florida-based Magic Leap’s AR glasses that sells for $2,300.

Star Wars: Project Porg Is Like A Tamagotchi For Magic Leap, Out Now

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That’s right, Project Porg is now available for Magic Leap One. A few years back we reported that Magic Leap had partnered with ILMxLAB, a division of Lucasfilm. This week the app launched for Magic Leap One owners. Expect the first episode to debut on Oculus Quest later this year. AR Entertainment Experiences Magic Leap Magic Leap One Star Wars: Project Porg

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap is on sale. A report on Bloomberg informed us all that Magic Leap is exploring a sale of the company. The sales never skyrocketed and now Magic Leap is in desperate need of cash , after many layoffs, disappointing sales, and having put its IP as collaterals to a bank. Also because the brand “Magic Leap” is not as shiny as before , when we were all expecting great things from it.

BBC Earth Is Bringing A New AR Experience To Magic Leap

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BBC’s next immersive experience won’t be appearing on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive; it’s coming to Magic Leap One. This latest experience is being developed under Magic Leaps’ Independent Creator Program. Micro Kingdoms will be hitting Magic Leap later this year. For now, Magic Leap’s headset remains as a Creator Edition, mainly intended for developers.

Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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He has joined Rony Abovitz at Magic Leap and now he’s there, trying to build the MagicVerse as the SVP of Creative Strategy of the Florida company. The science fiction leap was “You are inside the internet now. At Oculus Studio they made an animated movie… but it is still on where you look and choreography on where you look… I think it’s elaborated and I think it’s better if the story is what your experience was. Magic Leap glasses.

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 A new report from The Information however alleges that the company has seen sluggish sales of its Magic Leap One AR headset, something that reportedly only sold 6,000 units in the first six months following its August 2018 launch. Image courtesy AT&T, Magic Leap. Some of this talk of sales numbers undoubtedly comes down to how Magic Leap positions their technology.

Resolution Games, Felix & Paul, More Win Magic Leap Indie Creator Grant

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Last week, we reported that Magic Leap had seen over 6,500 applications to its Independent Creator Program. The Independent Creator Program provides funding and resources to smaller studios looking to work with Magic Leap One. Felix & Paul, meanwhile, regularly works with the likes of Oculus among other partners. We reached out to Magic Leap asking why it had chosen some of these studios over lesser-known applicants.

Oculus Founder Serves up Scathing Review of Magic Leap One, Calling It A “Tragic Heap”

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While Palmer Luckey provided his own Magic Leap One headset to iFixit for their tear down, the founder of Oculus certainly had his chance for a proper review before the spudgers and screwdrivers came out, and he isn’t pulling any punches either. image courtesy Magic Leap. So Magic Leap One offers a few things more than HoloLens, but only just. Captured by Road to VR, image courtesy Magic Leap.

ThinkReality A6 Is Lenovo’s New HoloLens And Magic Leap Competitor

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Since late 2017 the company has launched a Windows VR headset , standalone Google Daydream device , its own phone-powered AR gaming platform and, in a few weeks, will help Oculus bring the Rift S to market. From the looks of it, it’s the company’s answer to both HoloLens and Magic Leap. You interact with this content using a three degrees of freedom (3DOF) motion controller similar to Magic Leap One.

Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming

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To that end, it looks like Magic Leap will be making a big push towards getting its kit into people’s hands in the future. In the listing, the company explains that the successful individual will be in charge of “store design and fixturing”, suggesting Magic Leap is planning for a big retail push with its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One. Tagged with: Magic Leap Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Magic Leap VR Industry News

Our First Interview With Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz

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I had an interesting conversation with Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz on Oct. During the second day of the event Magic Leap hosted a 3-hour keynote which revealed, among other things, a plan to support two controllers with Magic Leap One in 2019. But it’s a long road still ahead, and I guess I’m wondering what can you say about Magic Leap’s ability to be there for the long haul for devs. We didn’t build it just to do Magic Leap One.

Unreal Engine 4.25 Improves Support for HoloLens 2, Magic Leap, Adds Azure Spatial Anchors

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HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap saw the most attention, including the addition of Azure Spatial Anchors, Microsoft’s cross-platform system which enables shared augmented spaces across devices. was released and saw a host of improvements, especially to HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap. Image courtesy Magic Leap. Epic also says it has improved the AugmentedReality interface to make it easy to port smartphone-based AR projects over to Magic Leap.

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Report: Magic Leap Could Reach $6B Valuation, First Device Shipping in 6 Months to “small group of users”

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Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality startup with a multiple-billion dollar valuation , could soon be taking on more investments, bringing its total valuation close to $6 billion, Bloomberg reports. Although not citing official sources, Bloomberg reports Magic Leap’s headset will cost between $1,500 and $2,000, and is set to ship its first device “to a small group of users within six months.”

Magic Leap Layoffs, Alyx Mods Roll Out & Win Pixel Ripped 1995 – VRecap

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The top VR stories this week include: Magic Leap’s major team cuts, Half-Life: Alyx’s mods now rolling out, VR Ears absolutely smashing its goals in its Kickstarter & plenty of great releases! The news of Magic Leap laying off its employees shook the industry, with the company blaming COVID-19 for its need for downsizing and shift in focus to business. GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of Pixel Ripped 1995 On Oculus Quest/Rift!

Oculus Rift Creator Slams Magic Leap One as 'Tragic' & Magic Leap's CEO Quickly Hits Back

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Following the launch of the Magic Leap One earlier this month, the device and the company took a few hits from early reviewers. But it turns out those were just love taps compared to the absolute scorched earth acidic screed penned this weekend by someone well credentialed to dissect Magic Leap One: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey.

Report: Magic Leap One Sales Significantly Lower Than Target, True Successor Still ‘Years Away’

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Magic Leap One sold just 6,000 units in the first six months, and technology issues mean a true successor product is still “years away”, according to a report from The Information. Magic Leap Founder and CEO Rony Abovitz told investors and employees he expected the headset to sell “at least” one million units in the first year, according to the report. In 2018, Magic Leap was apparently losing tens of millions of dollars per month.

Magic Leap’s LEAP Con 2018 round-up: all the major announcements in only one place

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Magic Leap has just organized its first developers’ event, dubbed “L.E.A.P.” It is the first event of this kind organized by Magic Leap: we can say that LEAP Con is like the Oculus Connect of Magic Leap and will probably become always more important, year after year, exactly as it has happened to Oculus. Magic Leap availability. Magic Leap has unveiled the roadmap for the next months.

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz: ‘If We Get The Support Of Developers We Can Be A Public Company’

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz suggested an initial public offering might be planned for his company if it is able to continue building momentum with developers. The suggestion came during our first interview with Abovitz on day one of Magic Leap’s developer conference in Los Angeles. The Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset started shipping a couple months ago and we expected it to win over some developers. AR Leap Conference Magic Leap

Hands-On: Magic Leap One Creator Edition Is Looking Like A Solid AR Developer Kit

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I tried the Magic Leap One “Creator Edition” headset this week, after nearly five years of waiting to see what Rony Abovitz and his team have been building out in Florida. I am impressed Leapers shipped Magic Leap One (ML1) on the same day they announced its price and offered it for sale. I am impressed, and surprised, at the feeling of awe I experienced when I saw Magic Leap One’s main menu floating in between me and another person.

‘Star Wars: Project Porg’ AR “experiment” Announced for Magic Leap

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ILMxLab, Lucasfilm’s immersive media group, today announced Star Wars: Project Porg , an augmented reality “experiment” built for Magic Leap. Just ahead of this week’s Leap Con conference, ILMxLab has announced the Star Wars: Project Porg “experimental demo” for the headset. As of now it’s unclear if the studio plans to release the experience to Magic Leap owners, or if it’ll be kept for demo purposes only.

Star Wars: Project Porg Coming To Magic Leap One From ILMxLab

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The first developer conference for Magic Leap is kicking off in Los Angeles today and creators who had early access to the AR glasses are starting to show off their experiments. The biggest partner to announce a project for Magic Leap One Creator Edition so far is ILMxLab, which made the experimental Star Wars: Project Porg. More details are expected during Magic Leap’s keynote on Wednesday. AR Leap Conference Magic Leap

The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

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Image by Oculus). Facebook is working on a new version of the Oculus Quest. According to a report by Bloomberg, Oculus is working on a new Oculus Quest model, and it has already done prototypes that are lighter and more powerful than the current device. Bloomberg, that is usually very reliable, highlights that Oculus is working on different designs, some of which are 10% to 15% smaller than the current Quest. Image by Magic Leap).

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.18): Magic Leap may be in trouble, Carmack leaving Oculus and much more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Is Magic Leap in trouble? The Magic Leap could become a tragic leap , using some words from Palmer Luckey. Display expert Karl Guttag has published at the beginning of this week a report claiming that all (or at least many) of the patents of Magic Leap have been assigned as collateral to bank JP Morgan. Personally I don’t love Magic Leap, but I absolutely hope they won’t fail now.

Insomniac Games Releases Seedling, the First Paid Augmented Reality Game for Magic Leap One

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One the leading game developers for the PlayStation 4 and Oculus Rift platforms, Insomniac Games, is finally releasing its first major augmented reality title: Seedling for the Magic Leap One. Back in November, we gave our impressions of the game after sampling it at the L.E.A.P. conference in Los Angeles, but the big surprise this month is that Seedling will be Magic Leap's first paid app.

Game of Thrones AR Experience Coming To In-Store Magic Leap Kiosks

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One: A Game of Thrones AR experience is on its way to Magic Leap. Instead of releasing on sold Creator Editions of Magic Leap One, Game of Thrones: The Dead Must Die (as it’s called) will be showing at in-store locations in the US soon. Back in the early days of the Oculus Rift DK1 we saw a location-based experience that transported you to the series’ enormous wall. Look for The Dead Must Die as Magic Leap One rolls out to AT&T retail locations.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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Vive Pro date and price, Magic Leap announcements, Nvidia’s real-time ray-tracing, and Budget Cuts resurfaces. Magic Leap announcements. image courtesy Magic Leap. Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines. Developer Neat Corp has appeared at GDC 2018 to show their progress on Budget Cuts , confirming a May 16th release date on SteamVR and Oculus Home.

Magic Leap, Jason Rubin And Insomniac Games To Speak At D.I.C.E. 2017

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On the VR side, Jason Rubin, Head of Content at Facebook’s Oculus will be hosting a panel with Insomniac Games CEO and founder, Ted Price. Perhaps even more enticing is a session from Graeme Devine, Chief Game Wizard at the elusive mixed reality company, Magic Leap. insomniac , Magic Leap , mr , oculus , talks , VR. insomniac Magic Leap mr oculus talks VR

Magic Leap Roars into the Auto World via Kia Stinger App from RelayCars

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Magic Leap One owners, start your virtual engines, as automotive virtual reality developer RelayCars has published an app to Magic Leap World that lets users customize and test drive a 2019 Kia Stinger. The RelayCars app, which is available as a free download, enables Magic Leap One users to examine a 3D model of the car from various angles in their physical space, modify its color, and view the virtual vehicle driving around the room.

Report: Facebook’s Upcoming AR Glasses Much Less Bulky Than Hololens Or Magic Leap

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The source claims the prototype “resembled traditional glasses much more closely than the bulky AR headsets offered by Microsoft (the HoloLens) or Magic Leap.” The report notes that “hundreds” of employees were moved from Facebook Reality Labs (formerly Oculus Research) to a new team focused on delivering AR products. Since the acquisition of Oculus in 2014, Mark Zuckerberg has hinted at wanting to launch AR hardware in the far future.

Magic Leap Launches Collaboration Package as Businesses Workaround Coronavirus Lock Downs

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Now, Magic Leap has announced a new initiative to aid businesses in this process. The Magic Leap Collaboration Package is designed to facilitate remote collaboration through spatial computing, offering companies Magic Leap 1 devices for a trial period of 45 days for $5,000 USD (shipping included) + applicable taxes. The collaboration package includes: 4 x Magic Leap 1 devices for a trial period of 45 days.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.27): Magic Leap’s new course, Fortnite rocks with concerts and much more!

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Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap pivots to enterprise, lays off 1,000 employes. With a long post on Magic Leap’s blog, in the end Rony Abovitz has admitted that the company is not going that well, and has announced a new course, that should eventually lead to Magic Leap 2. Let’s start from the good things: first of all, finally, Magic Leap has admitted what was rumored from months, and we all appreciate its honesty.