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Pokémon Go’s AR demo from Niantic and Microsoft is a vision of the future

Niantic shows off a concept demo that showcases a potential future for Pokémon Go

Niantic has shown off what the future of Pokémon Go might look like during the Microsoft Ignite 2021 event. A proof-of-concept demonstration video shares a quick glimpse of how you could interact with Pokémon using an AR (or augmented reality) HoloLens headset.

In the short demo video, you can see a trainer wearing the HoloLens 2 headset, feeding berries to his Pikachu out in the wild, before entering a battle against another trainer with an Eevee.

We’re likely still a few years away from experiencing Pokémon using an AR headset, but the video nevertheless puts forward a tantalising vision of things to come. You can find a detailed blog post over on Niantic’s official site, and the proof-of-concept video is available below. Needless to say, we’re very excited to see what the future of Pokémon Go has in store for us.

In the meantime, you can keep up to date with all the Pokémon Go news by heading over to our Pokémon Go events and Pokémon Go raids pages.

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