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Niantic could expand into augmented reality space with newly teased AR glasses

Niantic is a popular name when it comes to augmented reality (AR). The company started off with Ingress and soon after took the world by storm by launching Pokémon GO, bringing the popular franchise to the mobile platform with an AR twist. In a recent tweet, John Hanke, CEO at Niantic has teased a pair...

[Update: Live] Niantic considers adding options to explore and raid from home in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO began its journey in July 2016, building upon Niantic's Ingress and the infrastructure the game put in place. Much like Ingress, Pokémon GO focused on exploring real-world locations to play the game. The initial response to the game was historic, as it fundamentally changed how geolocation-based games, as well as AR-based genres, are...

Niantic is opening up the AR platform behind Pokémon GO & Ingress to third-party developers

Whether you love it or hate it, you have to agree that Alphabet's Niantic Inc. (formerly known as Niantic Labs under Google) managed to hit gold with its ideas of exploration and real-world social interaction using our mobile smartphones to deliver Augmented Reality experiences. These AR experiences gave the average Joe another reason to go...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic’s Next AR Game After Pokémon Go

After the Summer wonder that Pokémon GO was in 2016, Niantic, in tandem with Warner Bros, is coming back to release another would-be hit with its next augmented reality mobile game -- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Just like Pokémon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be a game based within the real world, and will almost certainly...

Pokémon GO First Anniversary: How the Record Breaking Game Now Aims to Bring You Back

Psst kid, do you remember Pokémon GO? Of course you do. Pokémon GO was the much anticipated game from once-Google's Niantic Labs (which then went on to become an independent entity called Niantic Inc.). The game merged the concept of its spiritual predecessor Ingress with the strong branding of the Pokémon franchise to give us a gaming...

Pokémon GO, Ingress and Niantic: A Tale of Developer Apathy Ruining Massive Potential

In early July 2016, the world witnessed a phenomenon that left a lot of people flabbergasted. While the world's populace was ordinarily engrossed in their smartphones with their heads bent down, a significant part of the human race inched towards a territory they had forgotten existed -- The Outdoor World. What started off as a curious side-addition to...

XDA, Pokémon GO & Cheats: Traffic Increase in Location-Spoofing Threads as Cheaters Flock to our Forums

When Ingress came out back in 2012 as a closed beta, nerds and geeks flocked to Google+, looking for ways to get their hands on an invite to a new kind of mobile experience. Which game after all, would require you to actually move yourself across town in order to play and dominate the world? Augmented Reality, Interaction...

Pokémon Go — Changing The Way We Play Games on Mobile *Updated*

The game has potential that few apps reach, Niantic have taken a revolutionary game (like it or not, you have to admire the work and technology that went into the game) like Ingress and combined it with a global band that many children and adults alike can appreciate. Even though the app is still not...

Niantic Releases Official Sneak Peek for Pokémon GO

If you follow along Google's shenanigans with Android and otherwise, you may have heard the name "Niantic" pop up time and again. While not as exciting as Google X (now Alphabet Inc's X), Niantic Labs was the group within Google that was responsible for Ingress, a location based augmented reality game which pits two factions against each...