Niantic, the developers behind mobile games such as Pokémon GO and more recently Pikmin Bloom, have announced that they have acquired the web-based augment reality developer 8th Wall, they will still remain separated as part of Niantic Lightship.
Check the official announcement from Niantic below:
Today, we’re announcing we’ve acquired 8th Wall, the world’s leading WebAR development platform, and welcoming the team to Niantic. 8th Wall pioneered web-based augmented reality (WebAR), equipping developers, companies and agencies with a complete set of tools to create engaging and interactive AR experiences that are easily accessible and work on mobile devices — no app required. Joining forces with Niantic, 8th Wall will empower more Lightship developers to realize their visions for AR in the real-world metaverse. Here’s a glimpse of what the possibilities might look like