At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants.

Epic MegaGrants is Epic Games’ $100 million initiative designed to support developers of media, entertainment, and games, as well as enterprise professionals, students, educators, and tool developers working with Unreal Engine.

Magic Leap says that developers building AR apps with Unreal Engine dealing in entertainment, architecture, automotive, healthcare “and many other industries” can apply now for a free Magic Leap One. The company maintains that there’s no deadline, as grants will be awarded by merit on a rolling basis, while hardware will be on a first-come first-served basis.

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“We’re thrilled that Magic Leap is offering their support to the Epic MegaGrants program with this generous giveaway of 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition devices, which offer incredible opportunities to explore applications from digital humans to product design,” said Simon Jones, director, Unreal Engine Enterprise, Epic Games. “The option to receive this hardware as part of an Epic MegaGrant means that more of the funds can be available to spend in other areas, so developers have more financial flexibility and freedom to create.”

Considering the headset normally costs $2,300, this could represent a big opportunity to finally dive into your dream project for stereoscopic AR headsets. You can apply online here.

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  • AlexanderBailey

    Well of course they’ll give them away, nobody wants them. I’ll stick with Hololens 2 thank you very much.

    • Hivemind9000

      They’ll probably add those 500 headsets to their “sales” quota…

    • James Thornton Art Studio

      Both ML and HL have features no VR headset has integrated yet. As a daily Unity user, I’ll take one of each.

    • Malkmus

      Stick with it? No one has one yet.

  • oompah

    Great but looks so
    Does it make ur head spin?

  • brubble

    Meh. Reeks of desperation.

  • A good move by Magic Leap to get more devs and have a better reputation at the same time

  • Jerald Doerr

    Tax write-off for units sold! Win/Win for ML

  • yokesh y

    Anyways we wont get the device just some marketing strategy to get some people i bet magic leap iam 100% right