- Magic Leap relies on developers to expand the ML1 application catalog
As part of the Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019 event, Magic Leap announces its intention to distribute 500 ML1 Creator Edition augmented reality headsets to the most ambitious developers. A giveaway operation which is a contribution to the ”Epic MegaGrants” initiative launched Epic Games.
This initiative aims to distribute $ 100 million to developers games, applications, multimedia content as well as businesses, students, teachers and developers of tools that work with the Unreal Engine.
Developers building augmented reality applications with Unreal Engine related to entertainment, architecture, automotive, healthcare, or other industries can apply now to receive a free Magic Leap One. There is no deadline. On the other hand, First comers will be first served.
Magic Leap relies on developers to expand the ML1 application catalog
For its part, Epic Games is delighted with this contribution to his project from Magic Leap. Thanks to these ML1 headsets, developers will be able to create many innovative applications. In addition, knowing that they will not need to spend the financial aid on hardware, they will be able to enjoy greater flexibility and freedom for their projects.
Knowing that the Magic Leap One is priced at $ 2300, the total value of the Magic Leap donation amounts to
Indeed, the lack of content is currently one of the main weak points of Magic Leap One. Although the technology offered by the device is interesting, the catalog of applications of the ML1 is simply too small to convince the general public to make the purchase. Thus, by joining forces with Epic Games, Magic Leap hopes that developers will expand the list of content compatible with its AR headset ...
If you are interested in a free Magic Leap One, you can apply here.