Pokemon Go creator plans to sell the tech behind its games [Video]

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The future of Pokemon Go? Incredible video shows new augmented reality technology that allows Pikachu to hide BEHIND real-world objects as you playThe game"s creators acquired London startup Matrix Mill to make this possible AI studies incoming images to obscure characters among their...

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The future of Pokemon Go? Incredible video shows new augmented reality technology that allows Pikachu to hide BEHIND real-world objects as you play

  • The game’s creators acquired London startup Matrix Mill to make this possible
  • AI studies incoming images to obscure characters among their surroundings
  • The effect can be achieved with specialist equipment with advanced sensors …

Pokemon Go players could soon be treated to the sight of Pikachu hiding behind static plant pots and even moving people. An incredible new video has revealed updates to the way the game's augmented reality technology works

The technology uses an AI neural network which studies the incoming images to learn about them and obscure the digital characters as they pass behind any object in the scene, in real time

The effect, known as occlusion, can already be achieved with specialist equipment equipped with advanced sensors, but London startup Matrix Mill made it possible with an existing smart phone camera

Niantic Labs is planning to sell the technology that powers its titles to other game makers. Pokemon Go has been the biggest hit so far among games using AR (stock image)

The game uses AR technology to project an animated Pokemon characters onto real life locations. Players have to physically visit the location, using the cameras on their phone to find the Pokemon and then capture them by flicking animated balls at them (stock image)

New quest types will help to greatly add to the depth, complexity and story line of Pokemon Go