Marvel universe tech within reach

Based on the animation X-Hunters, this augmented reality game (above) was developed by Infinite Studios in partnership with Singapore tech company D.ink and in collaboration with Mediacorp. The series can be viewed on Mediacorp’s meWatch.
Based on the animation X-Hunters, this augmented reality game (above) was developed by Infinite Studios in partnership with Singapore tech company D.ink and in collaboration with Mediacorp. The series can be viewed on Mediacorp’s meWatch. PHOTO: INFINITE STUDIOS

Film studio stalwart Marco Bardelli believes augmented reality (AR), together with 5G networks, will allow everyone to work like Tony Stark, the Marvel character played by Robert Downey Jr in the Ironman movie franchise.

"For a high-spec AR environment seen in the Ironman films where Stark interacts with videos, images and data, you will need a full 5G roll-out," says Mr Bardelli, who is the executive director of Singapore-based integrated media entertainment and creative services company Infinite Studios as well as the senior executive director of Nongsa Digital Park in Batam.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2020, with the headline 'Marvel universe tech within reach'. Print Edition | Subscribe