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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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