Magic Leap is Giving Away More Hardware Soon, Dev Conference Coming to Florida HQ in May – Road to VR



Magic Leap just lately introduced some new packages that purpose to get builders creating for the its AR headset, Magic Leap 1. The corporate moreover launched dates for its developer convention, LEAP Developer Days, which shall be held in Could at Magic Leap’s headquarters in Florida.

Magic Leap is beginning one other hardware initiative quickly, dubbed ‘Entry Hardware’, which goals to get its AR headset into the fingers of builders who’re “critical about publishing functions with Magic Leap,” the corporate writes in a latest weblog publish.

This system is focusing on current builders hoping to launch a “high quality app in 2020,” which can level to a different effort by the corporate to fill out its library of video games, apps, and experiences earlier than an ostensible consumer-facing hardware launch.

The corporate has to this point delivered $10 million in grants to 33 builders worldwide, and has given away a whole lot of its Magic Leap One Creator Version headsets (now rebranded to ‘Magic Leap 1’).

Exterior of the bodily hardware, which has a base worth of $2,300, the Entry Hardware initiative can be providing assist from Magic Leap’s developer relations group so qualifying apps might be printed on the platform’s retailer, Magic Leap World. Builders can apply for Entry Hardware right here.

“Throughout the utility course of, we’ll search for issues like technical expertise, venture feasibility, and the general high quality of your submission. Trace: we’re notably desirous about concepts that remedy issues and create alternatives for enterprise markets and clients,” the corporate says.

The corporate says it should announce extra particulars about developer funding later this 12 months along with different assist packages for enterprise-focused builders and businesses.

If West Coasters have been hoping for a return of LEAP to its inaugural location in Los Angeles this 12 months, they’ll truly must do a little bit of globe-trotting. Slated to happen on the firm’s Plantation, Florida headquarters, the corporate says builders ought to anticipate “behind-the-scenes entry to assist speed up their improvement and the expansion of their companies.”

LEAP Developer Days shall be divided into two teams, held respectively on Could 19-20 and Could 21-22. This, the corporate says, will enable for face-to-face time with its dev relations group, studios, advertising groups, engineers and designers constructing the core Magic Leap hardware and platform.