Magic Leap, the augmented reality company, is making news ever since Google invested in it. Last month, Rachel Metz, a senior editor for mobile at MIT Technology Review, tested out one of the AR systems of the company and shared about the AR product in a blog post. After this reveal, Magic Leap CEO, Rony Abovitz, was supposed to talk about their mysterious product at the TED. However, that was cancelled for unknown reasons. Now, the company has released a video that was planned to be shown at the talk. The video shows what the Magic Leap team is playing in the office right now.
Augmented Reality Shooter Game
The game shown in the video has the branding of Dr. Grordbort, a line of comics, guns and other products. An artist at the Weta Workshop created Dr. Grordbort. The workshop is a partner of the AR company. The video also has Weta’s branding. The game is actually a robot-shooting AR game, where real decorative guns transform into virtual weapons and the physical world is filled with virtual enemies.
The video also shows the interface of Magic Leap, which is full of floating Gmail icons and YouTube video. There is even a virtual carousel which contains software.
“Playing around the office” means that this is a real game and might have real captured footage. There is a possibility that this might be a mockup as AR products are quite difficult to represent. However, at this point, whatever little we get from the company seems like big news.
What will be the Prototype?
The prototype is confidential right now, but it is being contemplated to be a type of retinal projection that was the result of surgical research carried out over the past years. Those who have seen it, term it as hyper-realistic. A simple yet interactive augmented reality game using the Magic Leap technology, cannot be ruled out. It can be a possibility. The company hasn’t yet thrown any light whether the video is just a concept or it is an instance of live software running on Magic Leap’s platform.
Right now we are waiting for more news on the prototype. A real demo would give us a better idea about the company’s technology. We can hope to hear more from the company in the upcoming days, which will throw more light on this product.
What do you think?
Do you think Magic Leap can make it big in the augmented reality market? Have you used any other AR product? Share your views in the comments below.
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