Developer Studio Niantic released a new feature for its AR-winning hit Pokémon Go, which adds an AR photo feature to the mobile smartphone app. In the style of the Nintendo 64 classic Pokémon Snap (1999), players are now free to pose their captured pocket monsters in the real world for a unique photo.
Pokémon Go – New AR photo feature “Go-Snap” announced
Niantic is promoting the creativity of its players with a new update. Previously, it was possible to take screenshots of catchable Pokemons, this feature is now being expanded. The patch integrates a new AR-Photo function, which should emphasize the chocolate side of the cute pocket monsters.
So you can call your favorite Pokémon in the real world in the wild and capture by camera as a photo for eternity. For this you can select the ideal location and throw the Pokéball to the desired spot. Once your pet is placed, you can move around the animal to get the best perspective for your image. Likewise you are allowed to touch Pickachu and Co. and thereby put into the desired pose. Your motive reacts interactively to your efforts and thereby draws your attention. You can then save your creative images and share them with your friends via social media.
In order for the digital Poké-friends to come into their own, they are polished up with shadow effects and additional animations. To implement the developers use ARCore from Google and ARKit from Apple.
The new feature will appear in the form of an update soon for iOS and Android.