Microsoft acquires 3D optimization platform Simplygon

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Barely days after acquiring deep learning startup Maluuba, Microsoft has announced a new purchase- Simplygon, a Swedish startup that develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers and other industries that need to visualise 3D data.


“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,” wrote Kudo Tsunoda – Corporate Vice President, Next Gen Experiences, Windows and Devices Group in an official blog post.

CIOL Microsoft acquires 3D optimization platform Simplygon

Simplygon’s SDK is used by many major game development studios and the company recently expanded into the AR/VR market, too. Along with gaming, its tech also finds applications in areas like architecture, 3D CAD, 3D scan, 3D web and 3D printing.

In a note on the Simplygon website, the company's managers note, "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!"

The core team behind Simplygon will be joining Microsoft along with their product post acquisition.

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