Magic Leap, the highly secretive and very well funded mixed reality (MR) startup, has made another indication that a consumer device might be on the horizon announcing a partnership with online comic book provider Madefire during the recent New York Comic Con to deliver MR comics for its platform.
Not only did Magic Leap Studios SVP Anthony Williams, Magic Leap advisor Andy Lanning and Madefire CEO Ben Wolstenholme reveal the collaboration during a panel at the event, they also mentioned that the companies had been working together for five years, reports Variety.
While Madefire has already released virtual reality (VR) for headsets like Samsung Gear VR, the MR version of its app will be notably different. Users will be able to put comic panels around their room like they would a painting, either pinned to a wall or floating in mid-air if they so wish.
Other improvements over the VR version will be spatial sound and readability, so lettering will be far crisper than before.
Madefire plans on releasing its full content catalogue on Magic Leap, including novels from Marvel, DC and Blizzard as well as MR platform originals.
Whilst that may sound exciting, unfortunately Magic Leap being the company that it is has yet to make any announcement regarding the actual device. The company has recently revamped its website and released a new video indicating something might be on the cards, but whether that’s this year or next is unknown.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Magic Leap, reporting back with the latest updates.