Niantic acquires 8th Wall

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

Web-based augmented reality platform will remain as a separate entity and joins Niantic’s AR engineer organization

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Today Pokémon Go creator Niantic announced that it has acquired web-based augmented reality developer 8th Wall.

Founded in 2019, 8th Wall has served as an augmented reality development platform for creators across PC, mobile, and AR/VR devices.

The developer said that it will remain as a separate entity and will join Niantic’ s AR engineer organization.

Additionally, the purchase is said that it will further expand Niantic’s Lightship developer kit offerings.

“There is so much potential for web-based augmented reality and we will

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