Pokémon Go Wants to Make 3D Scans of the Whole World For ‘Planet-Scale Augmented Reality Experiences’. Is That Good?
In 2016, the mobile game Pokémon Go sent hundreds of millions of players wandering the streets in search of virtual monsters. In the process it helped popularise augmented reality (AR) technology, which overlays computer-generated imagery on real-world environments.
Now Pokémon Go is set to take AR to a new level. A new feature within the game will encourage players to create and upload 3D scans of real-world locations. The game’s developer Niantic also just acquired the AR maps start-up 6D.ai for an undisclosed sum.
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