Insomniac Releases ‘Strangelets’ on Magic Leap One, Its Final Indie Project

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Playing in the same universe, strangelets (cute alien creatures) find themselves “trapped in pockets between dimensions,” the studio writes in a Magic Leap blog post. SEE ALSO Magic Leap Releases Toolkit With Pre-built Components for Easier AR Development.

Stormland Dev Insomniac Games Release Strangelets for Magic Leap One

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Insomniac Games will soon no longer be an independent studio thanks to its acquisition by Sony Worldwide Studios. And today the studio has announced another, this time for Magic Leap with Strangelets. . News Insomniac Games Magic Leap Magic Leap One Strangelets


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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 Magic Leap). Magic Leap looks for a $100-million deal to save itself. Some reports by Business Insider and The Information talk about the current situation of Magic Leap, that seems always more complicated.

The XR Week Peek (2022.06.06): Sony announces four games for PSVR 2, and Apple today…

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). Furthermore, when the remastered version of Resident Evil 4 has been announced, Sony stated that some VR-related content will be released for it (but it is not clear what).

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This Week In XR: Sony Invests $250 M In Fortnite Maker Epic Games, Magic Leap’s New CEO, Apple AR Glass In Foxconn Factory

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Is it possible to put a value on the Metaverse where everyone will spend their lives? Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business technology

Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

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Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype. In the video’s description, Sony says the AR experience uses the company’s latest visual, tactile, and auditory technologies, although it hasn’t qualified it with any further technical info.

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Google Gifts 5G Android Smartphones with 'the Mandalorian' AR App

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Don't Miss: The Porgs from Star Wars Are Coming to Magic Leap One Available now in the Google Play Store, the app puts the titular character in your physical environment.

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New Sony Patent Points To Inside-Out Tracking For VR Headsets

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We’ve seen prototypes from Oculus with Santa Cruz and Intel’s Project Alloy-powered devices and now Sony is dipping their toes into the inside-out tracking race. Today we caught wind of a new Utility Patent Application from Sony Interactive Entertainment that would allow for inside-out tracking of interactive VR devices. Tagged with: PSVR , Sony Interactive Entertainment. PSVR Sony VR Industry News Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Upcoming Angry Birds PSVR Game Will Include Couch Co-Op


Image Credit: Sony. With Resolution Games already offering Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs on both SteamVR and Oculus, along with an AR version for the Magic Leap One Creator Edition and compatible smart devices, it appears as though Rovio Entertainment is doubling-down on its commitment to immersive entertainment. Image Credit: Sony. ” Image Credit: Sony. “At Team up with friends in this frantic local multiplayer experience based on the upcoming film.

The World of Mobile VR After Pokemon Go


Perhaps it is only just that Google’s April Fools joke named “Pokemon Challenge” became the most popular, or one of most popular games on the market – the Pokemon Go , This Augmented Reality (AR), or Mixed Reality (MR or MxR, as named by Magic Leap ) which criss-crosses the technologies as merely the start of things to come. Virtual Reality Gaming isn’t coming, it’s already here.

The XR Week Peek (2022.03.28): GDC, GTC, Snap’s acquisition of NextMind, and more!

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Upload reported that Sony showcased PlayStation to some selected partners , but no one could speak about what he/she has seen. Magic Leap 2 bridges AR and VR. The interest in Magic Leap 2 is growing. Happy Spring, ladies, and gentlemen of VR!

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.15): PS5 revealed, SteamVR implements OpenVR and more!

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Image by Sony, from Road To VR). Sony announces PS5, it supports PSVR. With an online livestream of around 1 hour, Sony has finally unveiled the design of the PlayStation 5. Header image by Sony). augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR ps5 Sony

The XR Week Peek (2022.05.30): Niantic launches VPS, Pico launches Neo 3 Link, and much more!

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And Sony will give a “Sneak peek” of PSVR 2 games at its upcoming State Of Play event on June 2nd at 3 PM PT. It seems that Sony is hoping for a Q4 release in time for the holidays, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that delays will bring the release to Q1 2023. Image by Magic Leap).

The XR Week Peek (2022.02.28): PSVR 2 revealed, Meta working on AI and 5G, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). Sony reveals the design of the PSVR 2. Finally, Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the design of the PlayStation VR 2 headset. Magic Leap 2 has inside-out tracked controllers.

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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Also keep in mind that there are plenty of private companies worth investing in, and some public companies listed below have invested in them like Magic Leap who has investments to the tune of $1.39 Sony – NYSE: SNE – VR Console, VR Games & VR Headset. AR How-to VR Amazon amd AMZN apple ar Discovery facebook FB GOOG google htc IMAX INTC Intel KRX lg MAT Mattel microsoft MSFT NASDAQ NOK nokia NVDA nvidia NYSE QCOM qualcomm samsung SNE sony starbreeze Time Warner Inc.

Holographic Waveguides: What You Need To Know To Understand The Smartglasses Market

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Google and Sony both have intellectual property around waveguide designs similar in nature. Magic Leap. For a secretive company, we can learn a lot about Magic Leap from their patent filings and acquisitions, namely that they launched without a clear path to executing their vision. Magic Leap has experimented with a variety of optical designs in order to find a feasible light-field display that can be manufactured at massive scales.

PlayStation 5 Revealed with HD Stereo Camera, May Support Upgraded Tracking for PSVR & PSVR 2

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Sony today revealed its newest console, PlayStation 5. Image courtesy Sony. Sony didn’t talk about that today, but it’s already been confirmed that PS5 will support the current PSVR headset. Image courtesy Sony. Image courtesy Sony.

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How Inworld AI Is Populating the Metaverse


Other members of the e-board have backgrounds including Magic Leap and Sony. If you’ve played any video games at all – particularly open-world RPGs – you know that getting NPCs right can be hard.

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Sony Electronics Head of Business Development, Thaisa Yamamura, presented the Auggie Award for Best Art or Film. Yamamura also presented the winner with a Sony Spatial Reality Display, a “glasses-free 3D display that will improve their workflow.”

The XR Week Peek (2022.08.01): Quest 2 price raise, PSVR 2 passthrough, Pico 4 leaks, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). Sony releases some details about PSVR 2 runtime. Sony is slowly releasing details about the PSVR 2 headset to keep the attention (and the hype) high. I hope you are having a good summer!

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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By the virtue of its Windows operating system, the basis of which nearly every PC VR headset uses to function, Microsoft joining the OpenXR initiative represents a win for the others involved, which include industry players like Google, Oculus, HTC, AMD, NVIDIA, Epic Games, Unity, Intel, Qualcomm, Sony, Samsung and Valve. There are however too reluctant holdouts left; Apple and Magic Leap, but it remains to be seen what either are bringing to the table.

The XR Week Peek (2021.06.07): Facebook working on Quest 2 Pro, Nolo and Arpara announce new VR headsets, and more!

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A decent budget for Microsoft and Facebook… but something impossible for companies like HTC or Magic Leap (do you remember when we all thought that $2.5B Magic Leap partners with AMD for its next-generation device.

The XR Week Peek (2020.02.17): Half-Life Alyx will launch on March, 23rd, MWC has been canceled and much more!

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Magic Leap plans dev days and dev programs. We all know that Magic Leap is in big trouble, and it seems that one of the paths it is trying to follow to exit the quicksands is trying to get more developers onboard. We now know how much Sony has paid for Insomniac Games.

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.23): StarWars: Squadron is a new AAA VR game, Apple announces ARKit4 and more!

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Content is the king, and Facebook knows it needs great content of its own to fight Microsoft, Sony, and the other big brands for the domination of the VR sector. Nreal wins first round against Magic Leap in the IP theft trial.

Microsoft Missed Out On Mobile But Wants To Make Up For It With HoloLens

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As you’ll know, Microsoft is one of the three big names in MR right now, the others being the mysterious Magic Leap and Meta. Last week the company called the more powerful device the only console capable of “high fidelity VR”, which may have been a shot at Sony’s PlayStation VR for PlayStation 4. Windows Phones were never the success that Microsoft wanted them to be.

When will augmented reality glasses be ready for consumers?

Robert Scoble

This is why Magic Leap has a new shot at life that I also didn’t see, due to its cord and lack of consumer experiences. Also, bleeding edge TVs, like my Sony OLED, have better color and luminance depth.

Enterprise AR Trends for 2020 and Beyond


Already, several top-level companies like LG, Apple , and Sony are joining the market of AR hardware producers, dominated so far by Microsoft and Magic Leap. Many decision-makers and CEOs are looking for ways to transform their companies by incorporating the latest technologies.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


Feel heat and the wind on your face in virtual reality, new immersive technology products help the visually impaired, professional golfing tees off in VR, a dream team of developers leave Sony to form their own multi-platform studio, the investment and funding wrapup, and lots more… You can enjoy the full audio recording below: NOW YOU CAN FEEL THE WIND ON YOUR FACE IN VR. EX-HEAD OF SONY PLAYSTATION LONDON FORMS CROSS-PLATFORM VR GAME STUDIO.

How Will Covid-19 Impact AR & VR Headset Shipments?

AR Insider

Specifically, Sony announced 5 million cumulative units sold in January. This category includes Magic, Leap One and Nreal Light. Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures.

Spatial Beats: 2020’s Top Ten

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Magic Leap’s pivot to enterprise. A year later Magic Leap ran out of cash and laid off half the company. And Sony’s investment in Epic Games values the maker of Fortnite at $17 B (China’s Tencent invested in 2012 and owns 50% of the company).

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Zappar Gets $3.75 Million To Help Make Developing Mobile AR Easier

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In the past the company has worked with brands like Coca-Cola and Sony Pictures to create AR advertising campaigns, while its platform can also be used for architectural apps, and educational experiences. While not as advanced as mixed reality technology seen in the likes of HoloLens and Magic Leap, this type of AR content is easily the most accessible kind of reality-altering content available right now, usually only requiring the user’s own smartphone to access.

WaveOptics Raises $16M to Create Optics For Small Form-Factor AR Headsets

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Waveguide technology in general is already in use in some form across several projects, including Microsoft HoloLens, Vuzix M3000, and even the secretive Magic Leap has filed patents using waveguide to display digital imagery. Waveguide optics manufacturer DigiLens recently closed a $22m funding round lead by Foxconn, Sony, Continental and Panasonic.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.11.02): PSVR likely not to come in 2021, new info revealed on Decagear, and more!

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Image by Sony). Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment. Then why Magic Leap hasn’t delivered a solid product with 2B?) NVIDIA, Sony, and others are experimenting.

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‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernest Cline Explains Why VR Is The.


Cline has seen his fictional universes blend with reality after the consumer launches of Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive (with Sony’s PlayStation VR slotted for an October debut). There are some analysts that believe augmented reality, or mixed reality as Microsoft and Magic Leap call it, will ultimately become the de facto technology in the coming years.

The XR Week Peek (2021.04.19): Quest 2 adds Air Link and Resident Evil 4, Pico and HTC are ready to launch, and more!

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On the client side, the system will become compatible with iOS devices, and a Magic Leap client has also been developed. This new money, that has been given by Sony and other investors, has been explicitly gathered to build the blocks of the future Metaverse.

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Why we should care about ergonomics in virtual reality

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However, following the release of consumer equipment like the HTC Vive , Oculus Rift , Sony PSVR and the various mobile VR headsets , we now have a different situation with a much larger group of people (the general population) using virtual reality on a regular basis, for longer periods of time. Attention to comfort has been one innovation that Magic Leap has taken to the AR ecosystem (Image by Magic Leap).

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


The PSVR unit will work with the PlayStation 4 and Sony says they’ll have 50 games ready to go at launch. Hollywood and Virtual Reality, Sitting in a Tree… The mysterious augmented reality startup Magic Leap is teaming up with Disney’s Lucasfilm to create a Star Wars experience, and bring holograms from the galaxy far, far away into your home. Another big Hollywood name is taking the virtual leap of faith as well: Michael Bay.

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