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Pokémon GO in Augmented Reality? Niantic CEO teases us about the future

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Niantic CEO and Founder John Hanke shared a small teaser of the look of the Augmented Actuality (AR) or Prolonged (XR) glasses developed by Niantic. The studio behind Pokémon GO has been engaged on AR for a very long time and this may very well be the following step within the sport past cell.

With a fast tweet, Hanke informs us that the “new machine sort” undertaking is progressing properly for Niantic’s AR platform. The picture reveals glasses in close-up, with a kind of strap and the Niantic emblem. The mount is sort of thick and appears to accommodate some kind of enclosure, in all probability.

Niantic’s curiosity in AR know-how dates again fairly some time. In 2019, Niantic introduced its collaboration with Qualcoom on an XR platform that mixes XR, 5G and AI alongside its personal AR platform. This is similar AR platform that Niantic makes use of for video games like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizard Unite.

Niantic additionally demoed the Pokémon Go model on Microsoft’s Hololens 2, and the Microsoft Mesh platform. The AR glasses ought to enable gamers to see the Pokémon in our world, though at the moment, Hanke clarified that the Hololens demo was not focusing on most of the people, in line with The Verge.

AR know-how is creating slowly however stays extra complicated and costly to supply to most of the people in comparison with the already properly carried out VR know-how. Apple is alleged to be engaged on a high-end, $ 3,000 VR headset with an 8K show as a trial product earlier than releasing an AR machine extra geared in the direction of the conventional client.


Erwan Lafleuriel is Editor-in-Chief of IGN France. A online game slave for 40 years, he solely escapes sometimes to mourn his defeats on Twitter.