Thrilling to see the progress we’re making to allow new sorts of gadgets that leverage our platform… pic.twitter.com/yYglk4q89G
— John Hanke (@johnhanke) March 29, 2021
Niantic’s curiosity in AR glasses know-how goes a good distance again. In 2019, Niantic introduced a collaboration with Qualcomm on an XR platform that mixes XR, 5G, and AI together with Niantic’s AR platform. This is similar AR platform that Niantic makes use of for video games like Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Niantic additionally demoed a model of Pokemon Go on Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 and Microsoft Mesh platform. AR glasses it appears will enable gamers to see Pokemon out on the earth, although on the time Hanke says its HoloLens demo was not supposed for shopper use, based on The Verge.The AR glasses area is heating up just lately after years of VR goggles dominating the gaming area. Apple is reportedly engaged on an costly, $3,000 VR headset with 8K shows as a trial product earlier than launching a extra consumer-friendly AR system.
The Niantic-powered AR glasses may assist take video games like Pokemon Go and perhaps the newly introduced Pikmin recreation from Niantic to the following stage.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor.
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