Their ground-breaking partnership with Magic Leap is another feather in the cap for Weta Workshop whose creativity crosses so many different fields. It’s also an example of Kiwi creators and innovators being sought out for their talent and fresh approaches.
I congratulate Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger and their talented team on their achievements and wish them all the best for the delivery of their new game, which I had the privilege to test drive in a private demonstration.
Through a relationship we struck up with founder Rony Abovitz, Weta Workshop was one of the earliest companies to partner with Magic Leap and we have had the honour of not only helping to shape the first game to run on the Magic Leap platform, but to contribute to the development of the Magic Leap platform itself. It has been a terrific experience for us all.
Building our game on Magic Leap’s astounding new tech and having a role in shaping the platform itself has been the hardest but most rewarding challenge of our creative lives - by orders of magnitude. It’s a creator's dream to see your characters and worlds come to life, and to see them inhabit your own home, your own space is truly mind-bending.
Our team has been developing on the Magic Leap platform longer than anyone else which has given us a unique view into the potential of this new technology.
“It has been a huge opportunity to work collaboratively with our Magic Leap partners and build a team of experts from the ground up with Weta Workshop and Magic Leap DNA, while also getting to tell stories and bring characters to life – this time in the real world - for the first time.
All of us at Weta Workshop are creators at heart. So being able to pioneer the first games and experiences on the Magic Leap platform is a huge opportunity to continue Weta Workshop’s creative endeavours on the world stage.