BBC Earth Is Bringing A New AR Experience To Magic Leap


BBC’s subsequent immersive expertise gained’t be showing on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive; it’s coming to Magic Leap One.

The group at present introduced BBC Earth – Micro Kingdoms: Senses for the AR headset. Developed by Preloaded and BBC Studios, the expertise will use the AR headset to digitally undertaking micro habitats from the pure world into your lounge.

Think about, for instance, inserting an ant colony in your espresso desk. In accordance with a press launch, the expertise will reveal “the invisible senses” that make these habitats perform. We don’t have any footage to point out simply but, nevertheless it sounds prefer it might be a fairly intriguing use of AR tech. Think about a David Attenborough-style documentary the place you could possibly lean in and examine creatures and environments in shut element with out the danger of upsetting them.

Preloaded additionally labored with the BBC on the superb Life in VR app for Google Daydream. The crew additionally labored on considered one of Inside’s AR experiences, A Transient Historical past Of Superb Stunts. This newest expertise is being developed underneath Magic Leaps’ Unbiased Creator Program. It’s designed to supply funding and mentorship to these seeking to get into AR improvement. One other expertise developed underneath the initiative, PuzzlAR, launched final week.

Micro Kingdoms will probably be hitting Magic Leap later this 12 months. For now, Magic Leap’s headset stays as a Creator Version, primarily supposed for builders. There’s nonetheless no phrase on when a extra consumer-focused headset is likely to be launched. With the assistance of the Unbiased Creator Program, although, Magic Leap hopes to ascertain a thriving ecosystem for when it does.