Niantic acquires Seismic, PIKACHUU!
Seismic Games, the studio behind Google Daydream‘s Blade Runner: Revelations (2018), has been acquired by Niantic, the force behind popular location-based games Pokémon GO, Ingress, and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Seismic Games released the news via a blog post, saying that from now on the team will be working closely with the buyers on “exciting new projects that will add depth to their narrative-driven releases and to help evolve the Niantic Real World Platform.”
They also recently announced Real World Platform is an upcoming AR platform that aims to blend machine learning and computer vision to tackle the classic challenge of building a useful and realistic AR experience on mobile devices. The company will also allow third-party access to the platform.
“We recently gave a peek under the hood of the Niantic Real World Platform, and we see the addition of Seismic Games as a significant accelerant for realizing our vision of an operating system that bridges the digital and the physical worlds,” The company said in a statement.
The acquisition amount is still undisclosed at this time, we just wanted to break this news to you ASAP!