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Niantic launches Lightship ARDK and $20 million fund, planning to build its own real-world metaverse
Niantic has shared its vision of a “real-world metaverse” by launching the Lightship, an AR developer kit (ARDK) for AR experiences. On top of that, the company also opened a $20 million fund for developers.
Niantic shutting down Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, as its revenue falls short compared to Pokémon GO
Niantic has decided to shut down Harry Potter: Wizard Unite in 2022. The company, though, is still trying to expand its portfolio of mobile AR games, in which Pokémon GO remains the most successful title.
Niantic’s John Hanke wants to prevent ‘dystopian nightmare’ of metaverse by improving real world with AR
John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, has criticized the idea of virtual metaverse, calling it a “dystopian nightmare.” He proposed another concept of improving the real world with additional interactive objects and information using AR technology.