The big picture: Palmer Luckey is largely responsible for ushering in the modern virtual reality era and although the Rift doesn’t directly compete with the Magic Leap, they do play in the same arena and his opinion as an industry expert does hold some weight.
Magic Leap launched earlier this month as a pricey Creator Edition to mixed reviews. Members of the tech press poked all sorts of holes in the gadget’s proverbial armor and a few weeks later, the teardown specialists at iFixit found concerns of their own on the hardware level.
On Monday, another opinion of Magic Leap’s first offering hit the web, this time from a rather unconventional source.
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR and the man largely responsible for the modern VR movement, published a review of the Magic Leap One on his personal blog. As you might have guessed, he didn’t have a ton of great things to say about the device.