Recently, we covered a key patent Microsoft filed for its eye-wear represented in the patent application as before. According to leaked Xbox documents, Microsoft is expected to reveal their AR glasses for games this year. We didn’t hear anything from Microsoft on this front from E3, so there is a possibility that the project got delayed due to some reasons. Today, WPDang reported that Microsoft’s augmented reality project is currently put on hold. According to their sources, the issue is related to patent licensing. The key patents related to Kinect sensor are limited to their current purpose and cannot be used for these glasses.
Bing translated content from WPDang,
But recently, the WPDang learned through their own channels, users who expect the Xbox virtual glasses may be disappointed. In current Microsoft Xbox team‘s internal plans, has canceled plans to the glasses, actually related development and without any problem, the main problem with Xbox from Microsoft want to combine these glasses, applied to a portion of the Kinect technology, and patent restrictions limited by Kinect technology, Microsoft is unable to mass produce these glasses. Inside the Xbox team, canceled plans for the time being.
Related posts we have covered in the past are listed below for your convenience,
- New Patent Application From Microsoft Reveals Info About Its Augmented Reality Glasses Plans
- Microsoft Patents Multi-Touch Interactions On Eyewear, Similar To The One Found On Google Glass
- Report: Microsoft Already Testing Prototypes Of Google’s Glass Like Wearable Device
- Report: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Osterhout Design Group Which Makes Google Glass Like Wearables For Military
- More Details About Microsoft’s Acquisition Of Wearable Computing IP From ODG Emerges Online
- Microsoft Patents Head-Mounted Display For Multiplayer Gaming