Pokémon GO Creator's Next Game Will Integrate Audio Cues into the AR Experience

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    Pokémon GO creators Niantic are looking at ways to incorporate audio into future AR game experiences, according to the company's chief technology officer.

    Speaking on a panel discussing augmented reality at TechCrunch's Disrupt event, Niantic CTO Phil Keslin said that audio cues would mean players wouldn't have to awkwardly hold their phone up while interacting with games like GO.

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    Considering alternative solutions, Keslin suggested audio could be integrated into AR experience. "Audio is different," he said. "You can hide that." Most people today walk around with their audio earbuds stuck in their ears all the time, he noted. "Nobody knows that they're being augmented then."

    Keslin later explained that audio was something Niantic had toyed with when they were building Ingress, a location-based, augmented reality game considered a precursor to Pokémon GO.

    Audio integration was considered in a variety of ways, according to the CTO, for example, suggesting to players which location they should visit, or having their phone call them with further clues when they reached a waypoint. Another possibility was combining audio with a phone's sensors, like an accelerometer, to know what a person was doing. "AR is not just visual," he added.

    Asked if audio clues would ever come to Pokémon GO, Keslin told TechCrunch: "Maybe. Or maybe we'd use it in other games," he said, smiling. "We're not a one-game wonder."

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    No, I do not walk around with earbuds on and certainly would not for Pokémon Go. I need to be able to hear traffic and muggers who would be trying to sneak up on me and grab my phone and hold it up to my face for Face Unlock. Team Rocket is always trying to get my Pikachu! ;)
     
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    I would think Pokémon Go's creator's next gig would be to live life like a rapper who just won Powerball.
     
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    I wouldn't listen to anything Niantic has to say about good game design, to be honest.
     
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    Is real AR integrated into Pokemon Go now that iOS 11 is released?
     

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