Google-owned company apologise for creating video game where players can compete for control of Nazi concentration camps

A Google-owned company has apologised after players of a online augmented reality game battled over control of former Nazi death camps such as Dachau and Sachsenhausen.

Players of Ingress have to walk around cities and countries placing virtual markers on landmarks to control areas of the globe.

However, some of the players have been using former concentration camps as locations leading to the apology.

Niantic Labs says players of `Ingress’ can propose historic location and monuments for inclusion in the game, in which two factions use smartphones to battle for control of these sites.