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5G means faster download speeds for games, lower latency for better cloud gaming experiences, and better graphics/interactive design—all of which is required for augmented reality/virtual reality and extended reality (XR) games. T-Mobile launched an accelerator program to help speed 5G-enabled AR and VR applications to market. One of them, Krikey, is a social gaming platform; gamers use it to create AR videos and 3D avatars. Verizon also partnered with Novelab, an immersive gaming studio, and 30 Ninjas, a digital entertainment company, to build an AR game that runs on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband.

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