Niantic has purchased University of Oxford’s augmented reality engine developer 6D.ai and will use the spinout’s technology for large-scale mapping for its games.

6D.ai, a US-based augmented reality (AR) engine developer spun out from University of Oxford, was acquired by mobile games developer Niantic for an undisclosed sum yesterday. Founded in 2017 as 6Degrees, 6D.ai has built an AR engine to compile three-dimensional, crowdsourced maps of real-world locations using mobile phone cameras. The platform then enables developers to…

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