While the world seems intent on waiting for Apple to announce its own AR glasses, nobody ever thought about Niantic – the company behind games like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Speaking at the Qualcomm Summit, Niantic CTO Phil Kelsin just confirmed the company is working on its own AR glasses.
Details are pretty non-existent right now, but it was confirmed that the glasses will involve a multi-year collaboration with Qualcomm and will be powered by the newly announced XR2 chipset.
Back when Pokémon Go got really big, it was speculated that we could see the game on the then-fairly new Microsoft Hololens, and now it seems we might get something akin to that. Just made by Niantic, and not Microsoft.
This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.