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Niantic acquires VR and mobile developer Seismic Games

Deal marks fourth acquisition by Niantic since November 2017

Seismic Games has been acquired by Pokémon Go developer Niantic, making it the fourth addition company's roster in under a year.

Founded in 2011 by industry veterans from EA, Pandemic, and Activision, mobile and VR developer Seismic has worked on liscened properties such as mobile game Marvel Strikeforce, and VR experience Blade Runner: Revelations.

"We recently gave a peek under the hood of the Niantic Real World Platform, and we see the addition of Seismic Games as a significant accelerant for realising our vision of an operating system that bridges the digital and the physical worlds," said CEO John Hanke in a statement.

"At Niantic, we're committed to our mission of motivating people to exercise, be social, and discover new places. We're confident that Seismic Games will help us deliver on that mission - faster, and better."

The move is just the latest in a spending spree from Niantic. The mobile developer first acquired Evertoon -- an exploratory digital social systems developer -- in November 2017, followed by mapping and computer vision specialist Escher Reality in February this year, and 3D information firm Matrix Mill just last month.

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