Magic Leap—which first announced its headset, the Magic Leap One, back in December—could finally offer a glimpse of what the device can actually do during a developer livestream hosted by the company today.
Update (6/6/18, 5:40PM PT): The livestream concluded this morning. You can get a recap of what was (and wasn’t) discussed here.
Original Article (6/6/18): Magic Leap has been teasing its tech for years now, and people have been suitably excited to see what the company has been able to do with more $2 billion in venture funding. The company finally announced its first product, the Magic Leap One, back in December, but hasn’t offered any clear demonstration of the headset’s capabilities nor revealed any key specifications.
The company is teasing that developers will get to “meet Magic Leap One” today during the ‘Magic Leap Live’ developer livestream which will be hosted today (Wednesday June 6th) on Twitch at 11AM PT (your timezone here).
“Alan Noon will be joined by Shanna De Iullis from our Technical Marketing team to give you a closer look at Magic Leap One,” the company writes on its Twitch schedule.
Here’s the livestream embedded if you want to watch along with us:
While some information about the Magic Leap One was gleaned from the launch of the headset’s SDK back in March—like eye-tracking, room-scanning, hand input, and more—questions remain about the extent of the device’s capabilities, and key specifications like field of view, resolution, and weight are still unknown. One would hope that the livestream might offer some insight into at least a few of these elements, but the company does have a bad habit of spending a lot of time to say very little.
Though Magic Leap has publicly launched their developer portal, the company isn’t yet openly selling the device to developers, nor have they announced down a price or release date. However the company’s CEO said back in February that the Magic Leap One would be ‘priced like a premium computer‘, and expected to share more details on the launch in Spring.