Niantic is probably best known for their augmented reality (AR) game Pokemon GO, which served to prove that AR gaming could be the next big thing, or at least an avenue that developers could explore. However it seems that they don’t just want to be known for Pokemon GO because the company is already hinting at its next project.

Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Niantic’s CTO Phil Keslin hinted that the company’s next AR-based game could rely on audio cues. This is because he believes that walking around holding your phone up to your face and playing games that way doesn’t seem natural.

“I can tell you from experience that people don’t do this. It’s very unnatural. It makes them look like a total doofus if they’re doing it for an extended period of time.” He goes on to add that audio is different in which you can hide what you’re doing, and with most people walking around with headphones these days, it makes it more “natural”.

This is where Keslin hinted that the company’s next game could incorporate such features. When asked if audio cues could find its way to Pokemon GO, Keslin responded by saying, “Maybe. Or maybe we’d use it in other games. We’re not a one-game wonder.”

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