Merge's toy AR gun turns the iPhone X into Laser Tag
The future of AR toys is probably gonna have a lot more things like the Merge Six Degree of Freedom Blaster.
This is compatible with ARKit and ARCore and your smartphone.
And last year, smart phones released a lot of impressive AR apps, that were built in iOS and Android that allowed you to float things in 3D.
What the blaster does, is it creates a gun and accessory that is compatible with AR Kit and AR Core.
There are three triggers and a button, and it's fully moveable in space, so you can duck, roll, slide around And the graphics in this demo which were built in ARKit work astonishingly well.
The blaster's also gonna be multiplayer at launch.
So if you're thinking of some sort of multiplayer phone laser tag, you've got the right idea.
That is the goal that you'll be able to play with multiple people and duke it out Now the AR here again is on a phone, not with glasses.
Maybe that's where AR needs to be for toys.
Cuz then you don't have to wear anything that you're gonna stumble around with or recharge.
This is using an iPhone 10, we don't know the price yet of the blaster, but it feels solid.
The clicker, the The triggers all seem to work pretty well, it looks fine, and the response rate is actually astonishingly good.
It's meant to be open to other developers too so that this, and even the manufacturing structure of this, could be open for people to tinker with and create [UNKNOWN] Other apps, and maybe this could become the platform.
I also think there are going to be more things like this too.
Looks like Lenovo's Star Wars Jedi head set, expect a lot of AR and mixed reality with your phone in 2018.