Explained to Google that the change will allow game developers to build virtual worlds based on real-world maps.
Is the map service of Google, Google Maps, the first destination for every Internet user almost when it comes to navigation and development, and even tourism, and now it seems that the role came to games.
Although Google has the best data for mapping the General Assembly, however, games developers were unable to access that data and make use of them, so that the company Niantic; which was owned by Google in the past, you can’t use map data for use in game by the popular, Pokémon Go.
But that will change soon with the submission of the API for Google Maps new games. They will be able to allow developers to build virtual worlds based on real data and dynamic of Google Maps, so that there are three games benefit from the new features currently under development.
Include data charts intraday spine tools for the new development from Google. This includes access to more than 100 million building and the road and the three dimensions of more than 200 countries.
There will also be an SDK for games Unity, which allows designers to reconfigure the appearance of real-world integration of Google Maps in games. This will become real world objects “objects games” GameObjects in the editor, the Unity engine, so the game may seem two completely different despite their use of the same data.
Announced google, it entered into a partnership with three developers of the games to prove the strength of their charts, they are: Jurassic World Alive and The Walking Dead: Our World and the Ghostbusters World. This has been the announcement of these games previously, but the integration with the Maps application is the new in thing.
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