While Nintendo seems to focus its development on augmented reality by presenting Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit or, the new version of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, it seems that Google is looking to do the same.
The Mountain View firm has just put the application “The Mandalorian AR Experience” online, which as its name suggests takes you back to the first season of The Mandalorian. Currently, the second season is available on Disney +.
To see the characters from the series appear in your living room, you must have a 5G Google Pixels or any other 5G Android phone. Here is the list of compatible smartphones. This is not the first time that Google has deployed an application doped with augmented reality, but it must be said that this partnership with The Walt Disney Company is particularly successful.
Walk in Mando’s footsteps.
“The Mandalorian AR Experience” puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter on the hunt for Mando and the child. Explore the universe of “The Mandalorian”, interact with characters in augmented reality and capture your own moments to share them on social networks.
Google, Disney and Lucasfilm have collaborated to give birth to this application optimized for 5G smartphones. On the Google blog, we can read: “Our teams collaborated to create hyper-detailed models and lifelike animations, while packing scenes with fun surprises. “
To do this, Google has widely used ARCore, its development platform to create augmented reality experiences. Depending on your actions, “The Mandalorian AR Experience” has different effects for you throughout the game. In addition, thanks to the new ARCore Depth API, Google has managed to integrate 3D scenes even more realistically into the real world. Every week new content should be added to the app.