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Pokémon Go creator Niantic buys AR technology startup

The Escher Reality team
The Escher Reality team, led by Ross Finman & Diana Hu, is joining Niantic (Photo: Niantic)

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, is buying startup Escher Reality to boost its augmented reality plans. Terms were not disclosed.

Why it matters: Niantic recently improved the AR capabilities in Pokémon Go and is working on a Harry Potter-themed game due out later this year.

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