Microsoft today announced that they are acquiring Simplygon, a premier developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions. They are a leader in 3D game optimization, dedicated to helping creators and users of 3D data across industries optimize content pipelines and streamline workflows. This acquisition will accelerate Microsoft’s 3D For Everyone vision which they revealed last year.
“Simplygon’s technology and talent will strengthen our position in 3D creation, making it easier to capture, create and share in 3D. It builds on and extends our aspirations to empower a new wave of creativity with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Paint 3D and our online creator community at Remix3D.com,” said Kudo Tsunoda, Microsoft corporate vice president for Next Gen Experiences in the Windows and Devices Group.
“Throughout our journey, we’ve been laser focused on helping developers push the boundaries of 3D. From our early days delivering advanced level-of-detail solutions, to the adoption of Simplygon SDK by most leading AAA game development studios, and our more recent expansion into enterprise AR/VR, Simplygon has made automatic 3D data-optimization increasingly more accessible to developers. Our next challenge is 3D For Everyone, the ultimate accessibility! We’re thrilled to join forces with Microsoft to make this happen,” wrote Simplygon CEO Matt Connors.