With the Planet-Scale AR Alliance, Niantic has promised to “make available exclusive 5G-ready AR content,” and demonstrate something that shows “what innovation means in a 5G world. ” Yeah, we know what you’re thinking: that’s an awful lot of buzzwords, and very little detail.
In a press release, Niantic mentioned “persistence of AR content in the real-world that can be experienced by others dynamically. ” Maybe you’ll see the charred remains of where your neighbor fought a Charizard last night?
The company bought a 3D mapping startup called 6D. ai back in March, and continues to update it real World Platform, which is the software underpinning Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Niantic has been building and teasing a “planet-scale” AR platform for some time that will help developers make their own location-based experiences.