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WebAR Developers 8th Wall have been acquired by Niantic

This may mean that more AR-oriented projects are underway.

Niantic, the developers behind Pokémon Go and Pikmin Bloom announced through a press release on their blog that they have acquired WebAR Developers 8th Wall.

A statement taken from their blog

Today, we’re announcing we’ve acquired 8th Wall, the world’s leading WebAR development platform, and welcoming the team to Niantic. 8th Wall pioneered web-based augmented reality (WebAR), equipping developers, companies and agencies with a complete set of tools to create engaging and interactive AR experiences that are easily accessible and work on mobile devices — no app required. Joining forces with Niantic, 8th Wall will empower more Lightship developers to realize their visions for AR in the real-world metaverse.

They also shared a video showing off the possibilities of what “AR in the real-world metaverse” could look like

From the small glimpse that we’ve seen, anyone who’s fans of Niantic games must be excited for what the future holds.

Check out the full Press Release on their Blog

[Sources: GoNintendo, Niantic’s Blog]