Zuckerberg is shown a flick by Niantic’s own metaversion

Instead of closing people down, the real world would be turbocharged by the developer of Pokémon GO.

The commitment of Facebook, which has been transferred to Meta Platforms, has given a new impetus to the cherished dreams of virtual metaversion, as in addition to the social site, Microsoft has already announced that it will build its own version, which will include the Xbox.

And now Niantic, the developer of the hugely successful Pokémon GO, has also signed up for the party, but the California company promises a much more humane approach than Mark Zuckerberg’s matrix-like virtual prison.

This is because the Niantic meta version would build on augmented reality instead of the limited framework of virtual environments. To have some idea of ​​the thing, all you have to do is think of Pokémon GO, where players have to wander around the creatures to catch the creatures, sometimes bringing several people together for a raid, creating a flesh-and-blood community experience.

In order to build the AR metaversion, Niantic has taken a major step: creating a freely available (free) development toolkit, the Lightship ARDK-t (Advanced Reality Developer Kit), which allows entrepreneurial creators to use the company’s own technology to implement their iOS and Android projects.

Using the software requires only some Unity proficiency, and anyone can add their own vision to Niantic’s metaverse. The company will also launch a $ 20 million grant fund to support projects that fit into the plan.

“At Niantic, we believe that people are happiest when their virtual world leads them into a physical world. Unlike sci-fi metaverse, the real-life metaverse will use technology to improve our millennial experience of the real world.”

the company’s CEO, John Hanke, said in a Lightship announcement. The full show can be viewed in the video below:

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