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


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.

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.


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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

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.

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games


Insomniac Games — the developers behind Sony’s PS4 megahit Spider-Man — are going to become part of Sony Worldwide Studios. Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac turns the PS4 and PSVR maker into the owner of upcoming PC VR game Stormland and a host of other VR and AR projects. Will the parent company focus Insomniac’s efforts instead exclusively on Sony hardware? The post Sony Acquires Insomniac Games appeared first on UploadVR.

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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

The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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Sony invests $250M in Epic Games. Sony has announced that it has made a big investment of $250M in Epic Games through one of its subsidiaries. The investment gives Sony a minority stake in Epic that now is evaluated at more than $17B. Peggy Johnson is the new CEO of Magic Leap.

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Sony CEO on VR: ‘You Will See The Change And Improvement’


Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida is confident that issues with current VR headsets will be improved upon in the future. The Sony-backed Japan Display Inc already showcased a hugely promising new VR display at the SID Display Week earlier in the year. Also during the interview, Yoshida noted that mixed reality technology was “one potential evolution of VR”, likely referring to headsets like Microsoft’s HoloLens and the recently-launched Magic Leap One.

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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


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 (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

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


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.

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.

Angry Birds’ Second Movie Is Getting A PSVR Game, First Look At E3 VR Showcase


Okay, actually, a second VR game, not to be mistaken with the recently-released Isle of Pigs or that Magic Leap title. The game is being developed by XR Games in collaboration with Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and Rovio Entertainment. For Sony Pictures, it’s the latest in a growing line of VR tie-ins, which include an upcoming app for Spider-Man: Far From Home and, of all things, a VR sequel to Groundhog Day. Angry Birds is getting a VR game.

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


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.

2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere


Magic Leap One. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft. The company launched its $2,300 Magic Leap One AR headset development kit in August after revealing earlier in the year it passed $2 billion in total investment, with a huge amount from Saudi Arabia. We don’t follow the logic, but he claimed those larger efforts will be “much more inefficient” compared to Magic Leap.

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 (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.

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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.

First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week


The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved. Khronos Group’s anticipated VR/AR standard API, OpenXR, is finally getting its first ever public demo at Siggraph 2018 this week.

UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Nominees


Sony has even sold through three million headsets, which was before Black Friday, so it’s probably even more now. Magic Leap One. We’ve finally reached the very end of 2018 and it’s been quite the eventful year for the VR industry. Not only did new headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Oculus Go release, but Facebook announced the upcoming Oculus Quest as well for next year.

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


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.

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

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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).

GDC 2019: 6 VR/AR Talks You Won’t Want To Miss


This session, however, will zero in on the company’s work with Magic Leap. Making of ‘ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission’: Reinventing Platformers for VR with Sony Japan. GDC 2019 is nearly upon us. This year’s show promises to be one of the biggest yet for VR and AR. We’re hoping to see new headsets and experiences that paint a bright picture for the immersive industry’s next few years.

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.

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


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.

Monthly Round-Up: The Biggest VR And AR News From May 2020


Watch: Sony Reveals Research On Next-Gen Finger-Tracked VR Controllers. Editorial: To Keep Up, Sony Must Prepare To Release More Than One PSVR Next-Gen. Waltz of the Wizard Quest Hand-Tracking Impressions: Magic In Your Hands. Can you believe we’re already through May 2020?

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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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For Once, Microsoft Got The Jump On Google and Apple with HoloLens — Will It Last?


Consumer VR devices costing several hundred dollars from Oculus, HTC, and Sony run on powerful household desktop PCs that likely cost at least $1,000. In new MR hardware, the two big players are Magic Leap , the $4 billion Florida-based behemoth; and Meta, the plucky Y-Combinator alumni with a comparatively teeny $73 million war chest. Mixed reality (MR) is a new computing platform that‘s emerging from the current fields of augmented and virtual reality.

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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Community Download: What Are Your 2019 VR/AR Predictions?


This is also going to be an important year for the PSVR as Sony starts to shift focus to the PlayStation 5 and (presumably) the next iteration of their VR platform. With no presence at E3 this year it’s going to be a very different show and other than a handful of titles like Megalith and Blood & Truth there isn’t much on the horizon for next year after Sony absolutely demolished the competition with a slew of amazing exclusives this year.