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Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition


The developer-focused release includes $500 in free Azure credits, 3-month free trials of Unity Pro. Following the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens 2, Unity has revealed a new partnership with the US-based multinational technology company to release a developer-focused version of the upcoming mixed reality headset.

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Spatial on Unity Creator Tools, Company Vision, and the Metaverse for Consumers

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Spatial Hits Big at GDC 2023 In March, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2023 in San Francisco, Spatial announced the platform’s new Unity Creator Toolkit is entering its beta stages. For example, Spatial’s Unity Creator Toolkit beta model powered the 2023 Metaverse Fashion Week on Spatial between 28 to 31 March.

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Unity, Microsoft Leverage Cloud for RT3D Content

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Unity Technologies has teamed up with Microsoft Azure to add the former’s Create Solutions to the Cloud, allowing users to distribute games across Windows and Microsoft Xbox systems. Really excited with this even deeper partnership with @Microsoft and @Azure. Fun to announce this today with @BondSarah_Bond [link].

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Microsoft Axes Social VR Platform & XR Interface Framework Amid Wide-reaching Layoffs

Road to VR

Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees, and with it the company is axing social VR platform AltspaceVR and its XR interface framework, Mixed Reality Toolkit. In a Hail Mary that few expected, Microsoft turned around and snapped up the ailing platform only two months after the planned shut-down date.

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Google Releases AR Geospatial Creator for Unity

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Google has unveiled its Geospatial Creator for Unity platform, allowing developers to preview 3D assets via the Unity Editor. How Does Google’s Geospatial Creator for Unity Work? Currently, Google’s Geospatial Creator for Unity offers visualisations of more than 2,500 cities in 49 nations.

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Unity ‘Accelerating efforts’ on OpenXR Support, Preview Expected by End of Year

Road to VR

Unity has long been a public supporter of OpenXR—an industry standard designed to streamline VR development by making it easier for apps to support a wide range of headsets—but the company has yet to deploy support for the standard. This inflection point has accelerated our efforts to enable OpenXR in Unity,” writes Matt Fuad , Sr.

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Microsoft Mesh for Teams to Roll Out Upgrades at Build 2023

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Microsoft unveiled fresh, immersive features for its Microsoft Mesh-powered Team platform, it announced at its Build 2023 event on Tuesday. Microsoft’s latest iteration of Avatars for Teams allows attendees also to break the cycle of video fatigue common among remote workers and their colleagues.

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