Niantic Has Acquired Mobile and AR Developer Seismic Games

Niantic is looking to expand its AR capabilities for future projects. 

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Pokemon Go's developer, Niantic, is on the move when it comes to expanding its portfolio of talented augmented reality developers. After a series of acquisitions earlier this year, it's gone ahead and brought Marvel: Strike Force developer Seismic Games into the fold, in a deal which numbers have yet to be disclosed.

Seismic Games is comprised of a team with workers from EA/Pandemic as well as Activision. They've worked on titles like Star Wars: Battlefront in the past, though the outfit's most recent claim to fame is Marvel: Strike Force, which is a turn-based RPG that lets you assemble your own team and fight with your own squad of Marvel heroes.

Niantic spoke on the acquisition briefly in an official blog post on its website, noting that the new company added under its wing will be a "significant accelerant" for realizing the team's vision of an operating system that combines the "digital and physical worlds." Seismic is going to be something of an important addition to Niantic's upcoming Real World Platform launch, so we'll have to wait and see what the company has planned going forward, as more details slip out surrounding its AR tech and everything it may end up being used for.  

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