Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2016

WATCH: LucasFilms signs deal with secretive Magic Leap for augmented reality games

Magic Leap released a new Star Wars demo of its 'mixed reality' system

Magic Leap Inc. shows how its technology allows people to view digital versions of their favorite Star Wars characters in real-world environments. PHOTO MAGIC LEAP INC.

Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz announced a partnership with LucasFilms at WIRED Business Conference in New York City.   Neither Magic Leap or xLAB have said any specifics regarding the technology.

The secretive Florida company,  which have attracted more than $1 billion in financing, will team with Lucasfilm’s xLab division to develope Star Wars experiences for Magic Leap’s technology. xLab was founded a year ago, to create platforms for augmented,  virtual reality or mixed reality – Magic Leap’s so-called  technology. The two companies plan to open a research lab in San Francisco.

This video demonstrates Magic Leap’s technology. The companies said the video was shot directly through Magic Leap glasses.

R2-D2

 

Rony Abovitz has given no indication of when Magic Leap’s mixed-reality glasses, will be available, or how it will look like. However, the company has been issued a patent,  awarded this week,  which looks almost like an X-Wing helmet from Star Wars or augmented reality, such as Microsoft’s Hololens.

 

Magic Leap- patent for a VR headset

 

 

Magic Leap funding led by Google. Other investors included Qualcomm, KKR, Andreessen Horowitz and Legendary Entertainment.

 

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