It seems that everyone, with the possible exception of our editor and Windows 10 Mobile users, are having a ball playing Nintendo’s Pokémon Go game. Besides phones and tablets, we may soon see Pokémon Go gain support for Google’s Cardboard, as alluded to in the game’s settings.
The tip comes courtesy of the Business Insider, and as you can see from the image above, it’s clearly mentioned in the settings of the game. Support for AR wearables has previously been hinted at before by Niantic‘s CEO, John Hanke, and with Google Cardboard being on of the cheapest AR options around, it makes sense. Plus, Cardboard is cheap and compatible with both iPhones and Android handsets, giving a broad base of users.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that there may be a few safety issues when using the Cardboard headgear with Pokémon Go, the main one being that you aren’t able to see the physical world around you. Controlling the game via the headset’s single button may also be a problem. With that in mind, Niantic could be developing a version of Cardboard with a peephole for the camera lens and maybe even a controller unit so we can throw balls at Pikachu and its companions. As yet, though, it’s just conjecture and rumours.
Are you looking forward to playing Pokémon Go with Google Cardboard? It could great fun so long as the safety and control issues are ironed out.
Source: Business Insider