Weta Workshop has lifted the lid on its growing interactive division and its partnership with the Google-backed Magic Leap.

According to a statement, "Magic Leap is developing the next computing platform that will enable you to seamlessly combine and experience your digital and physical lives".

The result looks similar to the world of Steven Spielberg's Minority Report.

Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop CEO, and Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap, first met in June of 2009 when Abovitz sought Taylor and his Weta Workshop team out.

“Magic Leap holds the keys to new worlds for storytellers and creatives to play in,” said Taylor. 

“The unique possibilities of Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality Lightfield have already sparked incredible creative evolutions within our company".

“Richard and the Weta Workshop team have been there since the beginning,” said Abovitz. “They’ve provided an incredible creative partnership and friendship that has helped set the stage for the future of Mixed Reality Lightfield experiences”.

The Weta Workshop Interactive Division – made up of artists, engineers, technicians, experience architects, storytellers and producers – is currently working on a game for the Magic Leap hardware with the unusual name of ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’.


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