Niantic is that tech company that has built one of the most popular games of this decade, and that’s Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go went viral and played by millions of people across the world, but now its makers want to go further. Yesterday in Hawaii’s tech summit of Qualcomm announced that they are collaborating with Niantic to build AR glasses. Both companies are masters of their own domain; now, they are working to develop hardware, software, and cloud components that are necessary for AR glasses.
The reports mention that this project will have two elements from each of the companies. First, it will include Qualcomm’s newly launched 5G supported mixed reality platform Snapdragon XR2 and second, it will have Niantic’s popular Real World Platform, which has created games like Pokemon Go. A few months back in June Niantic announce that they are receiving various applications from developers for providing access to its Real World Platform. Niantic’s getting a huge demand for their innovative technology, Qualcomm, on the other hand, is also following the same path.
Qualcomm developed XR 2 after considering the demerits of XR 1, and that’s why they made a significant improvement in areas like video bandwidth, CPU performance, and resolution. This new platform also has the support of more than seven concurrent cameras along with a computer vision chip, which is used for hand and head tracking. Still, it’s unclear when the users are going to get a first look at AR glasses made by tense two innovative companies. However, one can say that people might be seeing on the street playing games like Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Pokemon Go by wearing AR glasses. This fantasy might come true if this project becomes successful, but as of now, one will have to do some time for sure.