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Niantic Codenames AR Demo Game: 5G Network Urban Legend

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Niantic Codenamed: Launched an Augmented Reality Demo Game called Urban Legends for 5G Wireless Networks.

The demo is part of Niantic Planetary AR AllianceAims to develop social augmented reality applications for future broadband networks.

Built on Niantic platform Codenamed to run games such as Ingress and Pokémon Go: Urban Legends is a large-scale multiplayer demo on 5G networks.

Alliance partners Deutsche Telekom, Globe Telecom, and Verizon have demonstrated network optimization for games. In that sense, a successful demo requires a team of game makers, augmented reality experts, and 5G wireless network operators. It’s a lot of effort, but AR 5G is Niantic’s interpretation of Metaverse, A virtual world universe where everything is interconnected, like in the following novel Snow crash And Ready player one.. You have the chance to do this for billions of dollars in revenue from games like Pokémon Go.

Telstra is also a new member of the Niantic Planet-Scale AR Alliance. Niantic wants to build a global AR platform for current and future generations of hardware, and networks that power them (such as 5G and mobile edge computing). Last year, Niantic formed a group of the world’s top carriers to share this mission in September. It has been working on the codename: Urban Legends demo for about a long time.

The group is working towards a lasting shared AR experience that creates new ways for people to interact and play together in the real world. The multiplayer demo offers what the company calls an immersive and highly social AR experience with low-latency interaction and high-bandwidth services, giving you a glimpse into the future.

In the demo, players cast magical spells to explode monsters and rescue mythical allies, including the original Niantic Explorer Doty.

People are wondering what happens to 5G network “killer apps” that cost billions of dollars to implement. Niantic believes that AR games will be a 5G killer app. This is an ideal showcase for high bandwidth, low latency, and large simultaneous device connectivity, to provide an experience that is impossible or unrealistic with 4G and Wi-Fi.

According to Niantic, 5G devices and AR apps will benefit from network-level changes such as larger data pipes and distributed cloud computing, using servers located closer to more users. is. These networked computers (also known as multi-access edge computing (MEC) or edge servers) will be able to manage AR content on a large scale.

Deutsche Telekom, Globe Telecom and Verizon have already network-tested the codename: Urban Legends with impressive results, Niantic said. In addition to up to 10x latency improvements and the ability to handle up to 10x simultaneous players, 5G enables even more features over time that enhance the gameplay experience, including extended battery life. ..

Niantic received support statements from Deutsche Telekom, Globe Telecom, Verizon and others.

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Niantic Codenames AR Demo Game: 5G Network Urban Legend

https://venturebeat.com/2021/03/30/niantic-makes-ar-demo-game-codename-urban-legends-for-5g-networks/ Niantic Codenames AR Demo Game: 5G Network Urban Legend

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