Basketball instead of looking for Pokemon.
Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, has announced yet another augmented reality game – the first in the world of sports. It's called NBA All World, and it's also location-based.
As in Pokemon Go, the map around the player is filled with various activity points, but they are not related to Pokemon, but to basketball.
We turn the world around you into a basketball universe, or, as I personally like to say, we turn real world basketball theme park.
Now places and objects in the real world will become elements of a video game. The store near you will be the place to develop your NBA player's endurance, while the sporting goods store around the corner is the place to buy the latest branded shoes for him.
Marcus Matthews Niantic Senior Producer
The game will feature basketball head-to-head matches on various venues on your map and the opportunity to play with real NBA stars, which you can get on your team.
In addition to NBA All World, Niantic is currently developing an AR game called Peridot, which focuses on the care and breeding of magical creatures.