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. In the company’s defense, Magic Leap has been spinning its fair share of plates.

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.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.26): Magic Leap 2 coming in 2022, Quest gets Air Link and new Avatars, and more!

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This week has mostly been in the sign of Oculus, with many news and updates from the brand controlled by Facebook. Image by Magic Leap). Magic Leap 2 is coming in Q1 2022. Magic Leap won’t pursue anything that isn’t aimed at getting more enterprise deals.

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.

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

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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.

AT&T and Magic Leap Partnership is All About 5G, While Selling a $2,300 Headset Without It

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AT&T and Magic Leap formed a partnership last year which looked a lot like the one between Cingular (now merged with AT&T) and Apple which led to the launch of iPhone. AT&T and Magic Leap are pitching a similar marketing message involving Magic Leap One and 5G, and have begun exclusively selling the headset in select AT&T stores… but the whole thing falls flat upon the realization that the headset doesn’t actually have any 5G hardware.

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 Even at the low side of 100,000 units, that’s in the neighborhood of how many Oculus Rift DK2s were shipped globally , which at the time of launch in 2015 cost nearly one-sixth of the price of ML 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.”

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.

Spatial Beats: Apple, Magic Leap & Oculus

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This week, we look at Apple’s moves across the spatial spectrum, Magic Leap 2, And Oculus Quest game sales among other items. It is coming soon to the Oculus store. Magic Leap’s next headset to ship in Q4 2021. W elcome back to Spatial Beats.

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.

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.

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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: 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.”

‘XR Casino’ Brings Cross-Platform Gambling To VR & AR

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In terms of compatibility, the platform is cross-compatible with nearly every major VR & AR device, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Quest 2, Microsoft HoloLens 2, as well as AR-enabled iOS and Android devices; it’s never been easier to take your friends’ money!

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.

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. In 2018, Magic Leap was apparently losing tens of millions of dollars per month.

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.

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

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.

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.

Spatial Beats: Magic Leap 2, Holoride & Leo

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This week, we look at new AR and VR funding rounds, Magic Leap 2, and the latest in virtual collaboration. Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson says their new AR headset will arrive Q4, 2021. The lighter, slight less bulky Magic Leap 2 will double the size of its field of view.

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.

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! GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of Pixel Ripped 1995 On Oculus Quest/Rift!

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

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

VR And AR Projects Releasing Online After SXSW 2020 Cancellation

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The projects include several 360 video projects that will launch on Oculus TV, along with a new AR project called ‘Fragments’ that is available now for Magic Leap 1 users.