Magic Leap to Partner with NBA to Bring Basketball to AR, Shaq’s Massive Head Fits in Headset

Magic Leap to Partner with NBA to Bring Basketball to AR, Shaq’s Massive Head Fits in Headset


 

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz took the stage at the Code Media conference last night to talk a little bit more about the company’s upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One. While we now know the headset will probably cost the same as a premium computer, Abovitz also co-announced with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver that Magic Leap would be collaborating with the NBA and Turner to develop an AR app for the headset.

As it’s planned now, the NBA app is said to let users spawn virtual displays playing regular 2D televised games “at any size, and in any location combined with supplemental graphics that allow fans to enjoy their favorite stats, replays and commentary” says Jeff Ruediger in a blogpost, Managing Director of Magic Leap Screens.

When asked how sport-focused VR video stacks up to Magic Leap’s upcoming NBA AR app, Abovitz said this:

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