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Niantic is Bringing Its Large-scale AR Positioning System to WebAR Too
This week Niantic announced Lightship VPS, a system designed to make possible accurate localization of AR devices at a large scale to enable location-based AR content that can also be persistent and multi-user. While the first implementation of the system will need to be baked into individual apps, the company says it’s bringing the tech...
Niantic to Launch City-scale Visual Positioning System for AR Devices Later This Month
Niantic says it plans to launch its Lightship Visual Positioning System at its developer summit later this month. The system aims to form an underlying 3D map of the world so that all devices can share the same frame of reference even on massive scales. Many AR devices today are capable of localizing themselves within...
‘Pokémon Go’ Studio’s New Game, ‘Peridot’, Leans Further into AR Gameplay
‘Pokémon Go’ studio Niantic announced Peridot today, its latest game which the company says leans further into AR than prior projects. When developer Niantic launched Pokémon Go back in 2016, many heralded it as ‘the first major augmented reality game’. But as I argued at the time, it really wasn’t ‘augmented reality’ at all… but merely...
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