Magic Leap is one of the biggest competitors to Microsoft's HoloLens, and it just went public. The company has launched its Creator Portal and SDK, letting users craft experiences for the first time. Technical Preview builds of Unreal Engine 4 and Unity are also available, bringing spatial computing to game developers on their most familiar platforms. It should also let them port over existing projects so they won't have to start from scratch. “Teaming up with the world's leading 3D engine providers, Epic Games and Unity Technologies, opens a clear pathway to creating on the Magic Leap platform and puts spatial computing development within reach for developers familiar with these engines,” said a company spokesperson. The release follows the reveal of Magic Leap One last year. The company gave an early look at at the headset's design but was limited in its software showcase. The Creators Portal should spur plenty of new experiences on the platform ahead of the platform's full release this year.
Magic Leap Releases SDK, Giving Developers the Tools for App Creation
Magic Leap has released a technical preview of its SDK, giving non-early access developers the ability to start crafting experiences for the platform. A preview release of the headset is expected this year.