Despite the popularity of Pokémon GO, augmented reality gaming has not yet prevailed. The creators of the popular World of Tanks game still have no chance for Niantic's crown, but they are trying to give viewers a new chance to see the game.
Game maker Wargaming.net has unveiled the prototype World of Tanks AR Spectate last week at gamescon 2018. The app renders real-time games with PC-level graphics, giving viewers maximum realism.
Currently the app is only shown at public events and there are no announced plans to release the app as a stand-alone product
Wargaming has already made an effort to bring World of Tanks into the augmented reality of the World of Tanks AR experience for iOS and Android.
The app, which allows users to visualize life-size tanks in their physical environment via ARKit and ARCore, served as a means to accelerate the launch of World of Tanks 1.0.
With the one-year anniversary of the official release of ARKit just around the corner, AR has a real mobile contender still to emerge. With the increasing popularity of video games as a spectator sport, game developers can now offer their fans the opportunity to view the action in an immersive environment from several different angles.
Looking forward to bringing multiplayer capabilities and viewer mode support This fall, ARKit 2.0 and Google's Cloud Anchors multiplayer platform will be available, and developers will have more tools to build games, worth to be played in augmented reality