The interest in AR games has peaked among a large number of technology companies and game developers, promising to create a highly potential new market with enormous revenue. As a pro gamer, what are the top 4 AR games promising to cannibalize Pokémon Go that you should not dismiss in 2018?
AR Gaming Market
Pokémon Go is an augmented reality (AR) game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, initially released in select countries in July 2016. Right in the first month of release, Pokémon Go raised $200 million in funding, then soon became a pioneer in AR Game and a record-breaking app on Google Play and App Store.
It is the success of Pokémon Go that revives the interest of game developers in AR Game, especially the ones using smartphone camera to interact with the real-world environment. According to Infoholic Research, the “AR Gaming Market” is expected to reach $284.93 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 152.7% during the forecast period 2017–2023. This crucial breakthrough urged the producers to invest a fortune in this potential AR Gaming Market.
Top 4 AR Games in 2018
Let’s take a look at the list of top 4 AR games promising to cannibalize Pokémon Go in 2018.
When it comes to AR application in Mobile Games, it would be a miss to not mention Ghostbusters World, which is co-released by Sony Pictures Entertainment Consumer Products, publisher FourThirtyThree Inc and Ghost World. It is officially launched as the latest and most advanced AR Game. Instead of catching Pokémon, in Ghostbusters World, gamers are required to nab hundreds of ghosts from every dimension in scenes such as movies, comic books, video games or theme parks. Especially, Ghostbusters World is expected to be offered in PvP model that Pokémon Go lacks.
The Walking Dead: Our World
What would happen if you could catch Zombies in the real world? Let’s join The Walking Dead: Our World, a first-of-a-kind location based augmented reality mobile game that immerses you into the zombie apocalypse. The game is still in development and will be released by Next Games from Finland, the producer of The Walking Dead: No Man's Land, which has been downloaded more than 16 million times from App Store.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was brought to you by Niantic, the maker of Pokémon Go. The game is promised to lead the trend in AR Gaming Market and be the next generation of Pokémon Go. This game can make the Harry Potter fans’ dream of becoming a skilled wizard wandering around to capture mysterious creatures, experiencing the magical world of JK Rowling come true by using smartphone camera and applying Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Especially with the venture capital funding of up to $ 200 million, Niantic promised that this game would "pioneer all new gaming technologies and mechanisms."
Recently, ARHunter, which is the key project launched by VBAEMU, one of the leading companies in developing AR-based games and providing creative gaming solutions, has attracted great interest. In this game, players will play the role of treasure hunters created by the event organizers (who will decide where to hide the treasures and what missions that the hunters should complete, etc.) at the venue of the event. In this way, gamers will be attracted by the game and get access to events and promoted products in a completely natural way. Once the puzzle is successful dealt with and the treasure is found, the players can receive extremely valuable rewards in VBA coin.
It is such a potential project, so why not join ARhunter ICO to get ARH Token. In the future, ARH Token can be converted to VBA coin with the exchange ratio of 1 to 1. The coin can be used as a payment method in ARhunter game as well as a variety of other AR games developed by VBAEMU.