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. Unreal Engine 4.25

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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First Ever OpenXR Demo Heading To Siggraph 2018 This Week


The platform, which was announced at GDC last year, will be shown running an Unreal Engine VR demo inside both the StarVR and Microsoft’s Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets at the event in Vancouver, Canada, from August 12th – 16th. The group includes over 140 members, with major players like Google, Sony, Valve, HTC, Samsung, Magic Leap, Oculus, AMD and Nvidia involved.

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.

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 (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Sony will give PS4 camera adapters for PS5 for free. Sony has answered this question in the weekend. Some years ago, she performed in The Life, a Mixed Reality art piece inside the Magic Leap One.

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ILMxLab’s Rob Bredow Explains What VR Opens Up For ‘Star Wars’


Several of the early VR projects from ILMxLab, including Trials on Tatooine and the Magic Leap mixed reality droid experience , were built using Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 technology. “We Bredow said he’s excited about Sony’s new platform because it allows gamers to plug into a box they probably already have in their living room, and it’s dramatically less expensive than HTC Vive and Oculus Rift if you already have the existing components.

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UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Winners


Magic Leap One. Narration is incredible and the talent behind it all elevates this to unreal heights. True, Astro Bot might not put you in the body of an elite solider or ace pilot, but the connection you form with your little robot buddy in the opening minutes of Sony Japan’s incredible adventure make for some of the most memorable moments in VR this year.

Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

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It isn’t alone, we know of many companies that are spending billions on same, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Magic Leap, Huawei, and others. You can see this in today’s AR products (and despite what Microsoft or Magic Leap call their devices, they really are augmented reality devices that you wear on your face). Literally everyone in the industry other than Magic Leap and Apple uses Qualcomm’s spatial computing tech stack).

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck


Facebook, Sony, Valve, Samsung and HTC all bet on games. Its leading competitor, Unreal , rolled out “Blueprints” allowing people to build worlds without any formal knowledge of coding. At one point it was focused on streaming entire games from the cloud like failed startup Onlive and Sony-acquired Gaikai (it is worth noting that while Onlive failed, the acquisition of Gaikai freed executives there to kickstart Oculus). Jules Urbach is on the brink.

2016: The year of VR in review


Sony Enters VR. Furthermore, Sony brought the games. The Sony library of complete game experiences rivalled both HTC Vive and Oculus right out of the gate. Both Unity and Unreal Game engines tried their hands at creating a development environment in VR. Between these two, the Unreal toolkit is a little further along, but both need a lot of design and improvement and neither of these seems like it has surpassed the productivity of a traditional development environment.