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Niantic hires dev team behind gameplay sharing platform Lowkey

"Our long-term vision is to create even deeper connections across Niantic games."

Chris Kerr, News Editor

December 1, 2021

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Niantic has hired the team behind gameplay recording and sharing app Lowkey to accelerate its social experiences.

Lowkey is described as a "social gaming platform" that lets users capture and share gameplay moments with ease.

Niantic said it and Lowkey share a common vision for "building community around shared experiences," and the two teams will now work together to build new social tools that contribute to that goal.

"Our long-term vision is to create even deeper connections across Niantic games and continue bringing people together in the physical world," reads a Niantic blog.

"We look forward to bringing the Lowkey team onboard to build the future of Niantic social experiences, and make a positive impact on people's lives."

2021 has been a busy year for Niantic. Earlier this month, the Pokemon Go developer netted $300 million to create a "real-world metaverse" and made its AR tech available for licensing.

Prior to that, the company launched Pikmin Bloom, announced the closure of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and purchased developer experience company Hoss.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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