Pokemon GO: Niantic Teases Multiplayer Gyms

Mar 11, 2017, 00:41
Pokemon GO: Niantic Teases Multiplayer Gyms

A Duke University School of Nursing graduate, Hanzhang Xu, in the United States carried out the study of finding out whether or not games like Pokemon GO can provide people an enjoyable way of engaging in physical activity.

While fans look over the new Pokemon Go APK, datamining it for any new hints on what might be coming next, Niantic have already given a pretty good idea for thier plans for 2017.

Niantic Labs' CEO John Hanke says that players can expect legendary Pokemons to arrive in "Pokemon Go" by the end of 2017. So, keeping the world of Pokemon GO in mind as well as thousands of players, it remains to be seen how Niantic will fit the legendary Pokemon into the game. They wouldn't be "legendary" if they were as common as Rattata and Pidgey... For starters, Nomura said that the developer needs "a little bit more time to think through how we do it", while Niantic is also planning three major updates for the game this year which will also require careful consideration before they are released.

With a new Pokemon GO nest migration taking place yesterday, it's likely that this fix won't be made until the next app update, which if Niantic stick to their normal schedule, should take place next Wednesday. In fact, the original release of the game saw several Gen 1 missing. The daily tasks presented by Niantic in Pokemon GO is a great way of making people move out at least once a day to complete them. "There are ways to do that with phones, an example of this is Google's Tango technology", he said.

It appears that Niantic are looking to partner with existing companies to build new dedicated wearables that will make playing their games more enjoyable.

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"The games that we're building are built for augmented reality", Hanke explained.

"With Pokémon GO we're only getting started with the game".

There is now no word on how far Niantic may have gotten in bringing these new devices to the market, it was rumoured at the start of the year that the tech company was close to making an announcement on the subject.

The CEO said, "You would see all the cool stuff around you".