Ever since its July launch, the augmented reality game that took over the world is gathering more and more fans. However, the Pokémon Go creators are aware that the novelty will soon dissipate and interest levels will be diminished if they don’t start implementing new features into the game.
In order to maintain a high level of player interest, Pokémon Go creators are coming up with new features that will slowly be implemented in the game. For example, last week they introduced the Buddy System, a new option that allows players to walk around with a pokémon of choice by their side.
Greg Kumparak, one of the editors from TechCrunch, sat with John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic and tried to find out more about the upcoming surprises that the company is preparing for players.
According to Hanke, the game will soon feature in-person events, meaning that teams of players will be able to gather at a designated location and play together. The described game strategy is similar to that of “Ingress.” The first augmented reality video game that Niantic developed.
Hanke told Kumparak that he’s “waiting for the launch craziness to subside” before implementing the in-person option. Hanke also mentioned that the special coordinates that will serve as meeting points for players would also include new pocket monsters.
While the Niantic CEO did not mention if the new pokémons will be a part of the second generation, or from the legendary one, players are placing their candy on Zapdos, Articuno, Moltres, Mew, and Mewtwo.
The game currently features all 150 first generation monsters. Hanke hinted that the entire Pokémon universe features over 700 such animals, so additional pokémons are to be expected.
Good news is that all of the changes planned by Niantic will be implemented gradually and they will be a source of excitement for all players.
Another good news that was confirmed was the fact that the company is working on the possibility of PVP battles. They don’t have the specifics nailed down, but the feature will be made available in the near future. And so will pokémon trading, thus making the game more similar to the universe it is based on.
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