Niantic, Inc. wants to continue to develop reasons for users to go out and explore the world together.
Niantic, Inc. yesterday confirmed an investment in the company $ 300 million in order to continue dedicating resources to the next projects of the creators of Pokémon GO, including the development of its “real world metaverse”, a platform concept very different from that presented by Facebook. With this financial boost, the company’s valuation now stands at 9,000 million.
“We are designing a future in which the real world overlaps with digital creations, entertainment and information, which makes it more magical, fun and informative, “said John Hanke, Founder and CEO of Niantic.” This will require a significant investment of talent, technology and imagination, and we are delighted that Coatue [su nuevo socio inversor] join us on this journey. “
From Coatue they expose, for their part, being excited to partner with Niantic and be part of “the next evolution of the internet”. However, as they remember from GamesIndustry, the concept of metaverse that the parents of Pokémon GO have is very different from the one presented by Meta weeks ago, which aims to connect users in virtual reality. Thus, at the beginning of the year John Hanke defined this idea as a dystopian nightmare.
“Niantic’s mission is to inspire people to explore the world together. Tens of millions of people enjoy Niantic games each month, including Pokémon GO and Ingress. Over the years, our users have walked more than 17,500 millions of kilometers “, Hanke details in his last message.
Recall that a few days ago his last bet, Pikmin Bloom, was launched, while in 2022 he will close the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite servers.
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