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Niantic acquires UK game developer

British game developer Sensible Object
British game developer Sensible Object

Niantic, the US game developer behind the phenomenally successful augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go and the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile game, has agreed to purchase London-based game developer Sensible Object.

Sensible Object, founded in 2014, has a particular focus on large-scale outdoor social gaming experiences that combine physical and digital play.

Niantic wants to use these technologies to improve and expand the real-world augmented reality experiences in its mobile games.

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