Niantic’s Pokemon GO has been a rather straightforward game where gamers go into the real world to capture Pokemon. There are some battles that can be had where players can fight to take over gyms, but other than that we suppose the main novelty of Pokemon GO is using augmented reality to catch Pokemon.
For the most part Pokemon GO doesn’t really have much story to it, unless you count the fact that it is based on Pokemon which has its own world/story. However Niantic could be looking to change that because based on a datamine by the folks at The Silph Road (via VG247), they have found some references to story quests in Pokemon GO.
The thing about Apple is that for the most part, they tend to support devices for years on end (iPhone battery scandal aside). Take for example iOS 11 which is supported way back on the iPhone 5s which was released 5 years ago, which presumably many users would have upgraded by now.
Pokemon Go quickly became a global phenomenon when it was launched in 2016. Since developer Niantic didn’t have a local partner in China, it wasn’t able to launch the game in the world’s largest smartphone market. Two years after the game was originally launched, it’s finally making its way to China as Niantic has struck a deal with a local partner.
According to a new report, Niantic might release an update for Pokemon Go later today which will bring support for Apple’s ARKit feature. ARKit was introduced with iOS 11 earlier this year. It’s a new framework which enables developers to create powerful augmented reality experiences for iOS devices. The report suggests that this Pokemon Go update might be out as soon as later today.
For those who are looking for a new carrier and who are also gamers of Pokemon GO, you might be interested to learn that Sprint has recently announced a new promotion for customers. For customers who are willing to swap over to Sprint, it seems that the carrier will be giving those customers $100 worth in Pokecoins, which is the in-game currency used in Pokemon GO.
The hype surrounding Pokemon GO when it was first released was very real, so much so that people just couldn’t stop playing the game, resulting in some playing while driving. This has caused a fair number of accidents, including the death of a 9-year old boy. Fast forward about a year or so later, the impact of these accidents is said to have amounted in the billions.
Niantic’s augmented reality-powered Pokemon Go became an instant hit globally. There has been a lot of speculation over the past few months about the next AR-powered game from the developer. Niantic recently confirmed that it’s developing a Harry Potter game. The developer has now confirmed that just because the Harry Potter game is in the pipeline, it doesn’t mean that Niantic is going to end support for Pokemon Go.
You may have heard of a little something known as Pokemon Go. The augmented reality game instantly became popular across the globe after it was released. It’s safe to say that Niantic’s efforts with this title were very successful. It was rumored not too long ago that Niantic might be working on a Harry Potter augmented reality title. The creators of Pokemon Go have now confirmed that they’re indeed developing […]
One of the methods that we’re seeing developers use to keep their gamers interested is by celebrating certain events, like holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, New Year, and so on. In fact if you’re looking for a reason to come back to Pokemon GO, then you might be interested to learn that a Halloween event has been confirmed for the game.
While legendary Pokemon might have arrived for Pokemon GO finally after about a year or so, there are still a couple of other highly-requested features that have yet to make its debut, namely in the form of being able to trade Pokemon with other players, as well as peer-to-peer battling, both of which are kind of the cornerstones of the Pokemon RPG.
Niantic’s Pokemon GO is a game unlike any we’ve seen so far, and given the popularity of the Pokemon franchise, it’s safe to say that Niantic certainly was not prepared for the onslaught of players when they first launched, and they also seemed to have underestimated the number of gamers that would show up at their first event in Chicago.
Recently to celebrate Pokemon GO turning 1 year old and to celebrate the launch of legendary Pokemon, Niantic decided to hold a Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago that gathered players together to make the game more social. Unfortunately did not exactly go the way Niantic had hoped, to the point where the company had no choice but to refund gamers the tickets.
Not too long ago, Niantic attempted to hold a Pokemon GO event in Chicago to celebrate the launch of legendary Pokemon coming to the game. Unfortunately for Niantic, things did not end well as there were many issues plaguing the event, such as network and connectivity problems which prevented gamers from enjoying the game properly.