Augmented reality gaming pioneer and pokemon GO mastermind Niantic is putting the pieces on the gameboard to prepare developers and gamers for the launch of its AR cloud platform.
Announced in June 2018, the Niantic Real World Platform would enable multiplayer experiences , Persistent content, and real-world occlusion for mobile AR apps created by Niantic or other developers.
On Wednesday, the company announced that it would be adopting its programs for its creator program, which will provide access to the Niantic Real World Platform
"We view AR as a sea of opportunity and we can not navigate these waters alone w kind of experiences that get people to explore and connect with the real world. Collaborating hand-in-hand with WB Harry Potter: Wizards Unite What's the first step in opening up the Niantic Real World Platform to more creative development, "said Kellee Santiago, head of developer relations at Niantic, in a blog Post.
The Creator Program, along with the Beyond Reality Fund, is intended to provide financial investments to the program developers who need additional resources to realize their concepts Reality Fund, Beyond Reality Developer Contest that Niantic kicked off in Dec. 2018.
JC Soft emerged as the winner of that contest based on its Game as HappyGiant and HItPoint Studios.
Among our biggest takeaways from the Beyond Reality Contest what we really can do is create a variety of AR creations. We're aiming to do even more next year through our Niantic Creator Program, "said Santiago." We're looking forward to shaping the future of AR together with the many talented developers around the world seen before. "
The company has two other initiatives underway to generate more real-world locations that serve
The sibling to Wayfarer comes in the form of Sponsored Locations Early Access Beta, a progr Starbucks and McDonalds to small businesses.
"The world is also a core part of everyday life. Carla Li, product lead for sponsorships at Niantic, in. On a regular Saturday, for many of us, goes out in the world more often than not means visiting a blog post. "We are looking to expand the gameboard to be even more relevant to our players" and fun to more everyday moments – even running errands. "
In addition to expanding points of interest for gamers and increasing foot traffic for denominational businesses, Niantic expects , Niantic wants to give away sponsored locations from underage players unless parental permission is given.
The program will launch in December, but may apply for consideration now.  While Niantic has already deployed the core technology of the Real World Platform Ingress reboot, Pokémon GO, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the company has not yet launched an app with the next-generation capabilities of the platform.
But it looks like a Niantic app will indeed be the first to use those advanced features. The Pokémon GO concept will be released as part of the original Real World announcement of the game's first multiplayer mode, and it's tentatively titled Buddy Adventure.
"The Pokémon GO Buddy Adventure feature will not be Pokémon via the AR camera, it also wants to provide real-time Buddy Pokemon with their buddies in real-time, "said Diana Hu, director of AR platforms at Niantic. "Buddy Adventure is also cross-platform, so whether your friends are on iPhone or Android device, you want to see them when the feature is enabled.
With competing AR cloud 6D The experiences in the hands of gamers, with their own words of interest in the wilderness of the game, will be a pivotal year for the debut of the platform