Learn more about Niantic’s AR collaboration with Microsoft for Pokémon GO

Niantic recently announced that it’s collaborating with Microsoft on new kinds of experiences for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

AR Collaboration with Microsoft

At this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference, Niantic announced we are collaborating with Microsoft on new kinds of experiences that advance innovation at the seam of the digital and physical world, and connect people together in brand new ways. We offered a glimpse of the potential for new AR experiences by showcasing a proof-of-concept Pokémon GO demo built on Niantic’s planet-scale platform. While this demo is not intended for consumer use, it illustrates the amazing possibilities when we combine advanced AR with exploration and social gameplay in the real world.

For more information, please see our official blog post.

FAQ

Q: Is this a playable demo? Where can I get it?

  • No, this is not a consumer-facing app.
  • It’s a proof-of-concept demo that represents an early exploration with current Microsoft wearables hardware.
  • It illustrates the amazing possibilities when we combine advanced AR with exploration and social gameplay in the real world.

Q: Are you working on a version of Pokémon GO built for HoloLens? When will it be available?

  • Niantic is announcing a collaboration with Microsoft to explore future innovations together in hardware and software.
  • We don’t have more details to share at this time.
  • We’re offering a glimpse of the potential for new AR experiences by showcasing a proof-of-concept Pokémon GO demo at the Microsoft Ignite conference.
  • While this demo is not intended for consumer use, it illustrates the amazing possibilities when we combine advanced AR with exploration and social gameplay in the real world.

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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