After revealing a prototype of the first player Grordbattle multiplayer at the game developer conference, Magic Leap has added a new shared world function in version 0.95.0 of the Lumin OS update released this week.
Shared world, still an experimental beta feature, allows users to select a shared spatial map created by Magic Leap One devices in a common area and synchronize their positions, facilitating AR users' multi-user experience .
In addition to Shared World, Lumin got two other sharing features in beta. Kiosk Mode enables device owners to lock the device to an app for guest use, a feature that will benefit the upcoming game of Thrones experience and demo at AT&T stores.
And then there is Device Stream, which allows users to see their live spatial data feeds on mobile devices via the Mobile Leap application.
While Shared World focuses on multiplayer experiences between Magic Leap One users, Kiosk Mode and Device Stream facilitate the demonstration of Magic Leap's device to those who do not own one.
Elsewhere in the Lumin update, Magic Leap has also improved hand tracking, head position and eye tracking. The hand tracking enhancements are particularly exciting for the advancement of gestational recognition capabilities demonstrated by the [HoloLen 2] launch.
Now, Magic Leap can track eight key positions from different orientations, such as the user. In addition, hand tracking can recognize gestures without key positions.
Lumin 0.95.0 also provides a number of other new features and enhancements of quality of life described in editions, but the sharing features and tracking enhancements are the real place.
It is becoming increasingly clear that Magic Leap is working to create its own special flavor of "AR Cloud", aka Magicverse, while making it easier for the unchanged to experience Magic Leap and stave off Microsoft's own advances in AR hardware. It will be interesting to see which other software page improves the company pumps because it prepares its own generation of consumer-focused device.