Niantic on Pokemon GO using Apple’s new AR tech
Earlier this week, Apple unveiled new technology for developers known as the ARKit. Pokemon GO was featured at the company’s presentation to highlight the improvements of augmented reality.
Niantic added a new blog to its site covering the news. In the future, Pokemon GO will hopefully let players experience “new, fun and innovative ways to place Pokemon in the world around you, to view Pokemon, and to use your phone camera to capture the moment.”
Here’s the full rundown from Niantic:
“As you probably already caught in the news, we are currently at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California to reveal how we are working on enhancing Pokémon GO’s augmented reality features even more with Apple’s new ARKit for developers being released with iOS 11 this fall.
Utilizing this exciting advance in AR, we are working to create new, fun and innovative ways to place Pokémon in the world around you, to view Pokémon, and to use your phone camera to capture the moment. The digital world will overlay the real world in more detailed and accurate ways and you will be able to interact with Pokémon in a more immersive and life-like fashion. For a sneak peek into how these advances may be applied to Pokémon GO in the future, see the screenshots below to get an early look into what’s currently possible in the Pokémon GO ARKit tech demo.
In addition to this week’s announcements with Apple, we have a lot to celebrate these days, as we are also planning for an epic summer in the northern hemisphere, which we’ll be sharing more details on shortly.
We can’t wait to tell you more about the new AR features and to share an even more engaging Pokémon GO experience soon!”