First Magic Leap A dev kit is now being sent to select software developers, but with a variety of precautions, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing sources that had the knowledge. Among other things, the start-up of Mixed Reality requires its partners to keep their headset prototypes in a safe when they are not actively working with them and testing their software experience. The exact number of developers who have already received their prototypes is considered extremely limited, although Magic Leap has already promised to make its experimental hardware available for studios later this year. The company, which opened in 2010 and has already raised over $ 2.3 billion without shipping a commercial product, was known for its secrecy. It was not until December of this year that the first generation of its headset was introduced, with virtually nothing known about the device.
Many details of the Magic Leap One headgear remain unclear, with the Plantation-based Florida-based company previously only confirming that Device with a dedicated processing unit attached to it, to be attached to a belt or elsewhere on its person. The unique feature of the headset is its ability not simply to insert augmented reality creations into the user's field of view, but to do so in a way that overlays them with real objects. In practice, this ability makes it possible to accomplish things such as altering textures of objects such as tables and walls, or replacing human figures with digital avatars.
The experimental goggles are expected to be made public by the end of the year, the startup already suggested. Magic Leap has already partnered with the NBA and several other organizations to ensure that the first-generation headset delivers immersive content when it's being used commercially. Bloomberg reports that at least one studio has declined to accept Magic Leap's development kit because it came to the conclusion that the company's security requirements are not worth it. Nondisclosure agreements are likely to be related to prototypes, similar to how they were handed out to journalists and potential media partners before they were allowed to try out the goggles in Magic Leaps offices in the past. The device is expected to cost between $ 1,500 and $ 2,000 as soon as it enters the market. The startup also picked up last week's GDC to announce development tools designed to allow indies to create apps for their hardware that merge virtual and augmented realities.