Niantic Labs has announced that Pokémon Go upgraded augmented reality for its iOS version, will optimize the game with Apple’s ARKit framework by the end of this week. The framework will allow the developer to add a new AR+ mode with more advanced augmented reality features. Pokémon GO New Update Delivers Improved Augmented Reality Mode.
The update will make Pokémon much more immersive and challenging. ARKit allows iOS developers to take unique advantage of iPhone and iPad hardware and software advancements to place virtual objects in the real world. Niantic is using it to fix pokémon in the camera viewfinder with higher accuracy. With AR+, Pokémon Go would use rough approximations to place the pokémon in your environment.
Pokémon GO New Update Delivers Improved Augmented Reality Mode
A new “AR+” mode with the enhanced effects, once enabled, the Pokémon characters will change size as you move closer or farther away. The characters will also react differently when you move nearer to them.
A bit of bad news for Android users that AR+ is all built on Apple’s ARKit engine, it is for iOS only now. Niantic labs did not give any confirmation yet that whether they are working on making it play friendly with ARCore.
Many experienced Pokémon Go players know that enabling the game’s AR effects also will drain your phone battery much quicker. But if you disable the app’s augmented reality features as a battery-saving precaution, the new AR+ mode will be enough to give it another shot.