Microsoft is planning to buy a promising technology for virtual reality
In recent times virtual reality has become one of the most popular topics in the tech world and Microsoft is not going to stay away from her. The company works on the acquisition of technology developed by a small company Osterhout Design Group (ODG), in a deal worth $ 150 million.
ODG specializiruetsya on various technologies related to virtual and augmented reality, mainly for military purposes and government contracts. Based in San Francisco, the company owns a number of patents and has interesting ideas about how these technologies can find application in the military purposes and the entertainment industry. Here is how the company’s founder, Ralph Osterhout, described the project during a presentation a few years ago:
The video shows that the ODG plans are quite ambitious, and their product provides much more than Google Glass. In the hands of a company with the resources of Microsoft development ODG can be developed much faster.
The technology will likely find application in the gaming console Xbox, and also as part of mobile solutions from Microsoft. On the other hand, the acquisition of the company and owned patents may be related to plans to license the technology, and this is something that Microsoft does very successfully with a huge portion of its intellectual property.
: Phone Arena