Pokémon Uses the Latest Technology
3D laser scanning technology takes gaming to a new level
Pokémon Go was created by a company called Niantic, a software company in the United States. Since the original release of Pokémon Go on July 6th, 2016, it has become a well-known app that uses the latest technology to create an interactive game. This app is free to purchase on an Android or iPhone with upgrades in the game that you purchase. You can walk around your neighborhood and hatch your eggs using GPS, and now you can catch Pokémon in the real world. What is Niantic doing next? They want to use a 3D laser scanning device that scans the whole world for their game.
Niantic has always stayed on top of technology trends, and 3D laser scanning is a hot topic. It is becoming more easily accessible and one of the coolest tools in the world. Pokémon got millions of people outside and walking around in real life to catch Pokémon. It has brought our video games to life. The next step to making it livelier is by adopting the use of 3D laser scanning tools.
“Together, we’re building a dynamic, 3D map of the world so we can enable new kinds of planet-scale AR experiences.” Jon Hank CEO of Niantic.
Many players are already capturing their Pokémon in the real world. Each of these pictures helps Niantic create more real-world AR. Most of our planet it already captured digitally. Niantic can use it to create better games, and update Pokémon Go for players. Most players are incredibly excited about this new turn in Pokémon Go and can’t wait to see what the next update will look like.
Some are wary of using 3D laser scanning for games
How 3D laser scanning works
This is a fantastic technology and acts very quickly. It takes hundreds of pictures every second capturing the details of the world that may go missed by a person. It uses lasers to measure the distance the light travels. 3D laser scanning is some of the most precise equipment in the world. Due to this reason, it can provide Niantic with realistic views they can add to their game. The point of Pokémon Go is to bring our childhood friends to life; through 3D laser scanning, Niantic can achieve this.
Though some may be fearful of what 3D laser scanning could bring, there many more who encourage Niantic to take this next step. It will bring us a new way to play with our apps and make them more life-like. There may be many more who also start using 3D laser scanning to bring us new and improved games.