A month has passed since the release of the long-awaited AR Magic Leap One Creator Edition. Developers and enthusiasts experience its possibilities of spatial computation and tracking in indoor and outdoor environments, deciding whether there is a future for this technology.
The network constantly publishes videos that provide one of the best demonstrations of why Magic Leap calls its technology a mixed reality.
For example, a 45-second clip, (see below) published by JJ Castillo, shows the multiplayer capabilities of the Magic Leap One. Several users of headsets connect to the network game, despite the fact that physically they are in different places.
One of the members of this group is Steve Lucas. His startup Across Realities has developed an approach that allows iPhone, smartphones on Android, HoloLens, Vive, Rift and other devices to “talk” to each other, resulting in a single common space displaying content images and avatars of users of a variety of devices.
This approach creates in some way a mixture of realities, which in fact was not so easy to achieve earlier. In the video, you can see the player and his room, which contains simplified avatars of other users of Magic Leap One, physically located in other locations around the world.
Users were able to play a simple game with shooting at targets. At the same time, they were able to see and interact with people who are with them in the same physical room. Each player sees his real room, while digital goals and avatars are synchronized in the rooms of all users with the same relative positioning.
And although for simplicity and clarity in the media, Magic Leap One is still called the AR headset, recent videos and publications have shown that the device can be used in conjunction with VR headsets to mix reality in entirely new ways.
Of course, the technologies that we see in these videos are basically hacks and crazy developer experiments. With their help, experts simply check the functionality and boundaries of the capabilities of current generation equipment. Perhaps, these developments officially will not appear on the current generation of headsets.
Nevertheless, these demonstrations allow us to see the range of technical possibilities that will be available later as the mixed reality evolves. Soon, users without headsets will be able to see on their phones what other people see in their AR / VR headsets, the developers promise. Therefore, tests like this, give an idea of how our future may look.