Magic Leap is joining forces with Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies to lead Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK) Steering Committee. This collective expertise will guide the evolution of MRTK, ensuring it continues to push the boundaries of extended reality innovation.

MRTK is a cross platform Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) development framework. It offers developers a set of components and guidelines to accelerate app creation.

Magic Leap believes enterprises should be in complete control of their AR experiences. Walled Garden experiences hold back the full potential of this technology, and Magic Leap feels strongly that giving developers and companies a tool that they have control over will result in a much more robust and active ecosystem for the technology.

With Magic Leap joining Microsoft as equal stakeholders on the MRTK steering committee, the company hopes to enrich the current ecosystem and help its developer community create richer, more immersive experiences that span platforms. Additionally, its support for MRTK3 will allow for simple porting of MRTK3 apps from other OpenXR devices to its platform.