Pokémon Go will support Apple’s new augmented reality tech

Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Apple has an advanced augmented reality tool, ARKit, in the works for iOS, and Pokémon Go will be one of several apps to support it. The company showed off a brief demonstration of what that might look like during the opening presentation for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

ARKit will use “fast, stable motion tracking,” as well as scale estimation and ambient lighting estimation for a more immersive version of augmented reality. In short: Expect a much more realistic, better-looking style of the technology than what is currently on display in Pokémon Go.

Apple didn’t mention how Pokémon Go will work specifically with ARKit, nor when the technology will launch. Other apps expected to use the more complex tech include one from Ikea and one starring Lego Batman.

ARKit will also have support for development tools Unity and Unreal Engine. Apple’s current hardware doesn’t yet support the technology, however, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer for a more realistic version of Pokémon Go.

Loading comments…

The Latest

Pokémon Go will support Apple’s new augmented reality tech

Monument Valley 2 is out right now on iOS

by Allegra Frank 1 comment / new Pokémon Go will support Apple’s new augmented reality tech

Rick and Morty creator: Rick is the one who connects us to God

by Julia Alexander Pokémon Go will support Apple’s new augmented reality tech

This may be how the arms work in Arms

by Allegra Frank 1 comment / new Pokémon Go will support Apple’s new augmented reality tech

Super Mario 64 speedrun record broken twice in one weekend

by Allegra Frank Pokémon Go will support Apple’s new augmented reality tech

FIFA 18 trailer confirms Switch version will be a lesser product

by Samit Sarkar 7 comments / new Pokémon Go will support Apple’s new augmented reality tech

Pokémon Stars is expected, but fans really want new remakes

by Allegra Frank 11 comments / new Original Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *