Magic Leap's history has always been somewhat mysterious, but it has also garnered a huge amount of support and hype from investors. Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available to purchase. It also has in the works a app in collaboration with the National Basketball Association and offered a preview of it to press who got to try the headset in the past month. If you were thinking about getting in on the craze while it's still early, you might want to take some time to reconsider, because it sounds like a lot of cash is going to have to flow for you before it all becomes viable.
To be part of the Magic One ecosystem, developers can sign up for the Magic Leap Creator Portal.
The Magic Leap One Creator Edition comes with AR glasses, called the Lightwear; a wearable computer, called the Lightpack; and a handheld controller. However, thanks to some tantalising hints on the official Magic Leap website, we might now know the launch date.
As announced at the time of its formal launch late a year ago, the Magic Leap One goggles offer six degrees of freedom (6DoF) through the bundled Control, which offers force control as well as haptic feedback. "Then we'll talk to you about Gemini". Magic Leap is limiting the release to selected cities in the United States to start, as each purchase comes with a free technician visit to help users fit and set up the device. And can developers be convinced to come work on the tech? "But as we've seen with VR so far, AAAs are still skittish to get involved with immersive technology because the consumer base isn't there yet".
The founder of Magic Leap, Rony Abovitz emerged from an extended period of silence to tweet some pictures which featured images such as leaping whales and a launching rocketship, some of which contained hints to the company's plans.
Johnny Cullen is a freelance writer who has written for the likes of Eurogamer, VG247, Official PlayStation Magazine UK and so many more since 2009.
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