The Pokemon Go fad has largely faded, but there are still people playing the game. To try and keep those who are still playing engaged, and to try and get some of the old players back, Pokemon Go and Niantic have some plans to improve the game.
Mathieu de Fayet, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with Niantic, was recently interviewed by the Brazilian newspaper O Globo, where he discussed new features that will be coming to Pokemon Go. “Due to the large success of the game, we had to delay some planned innovations. Right now we are working on some that are due to hit this summer (in the northern hemisphere), such as giving more value to the choice of the teams, releasing Legendary Pokemon and introducing PvP,” he said.
Yes, you will be able to engage in player-versus-player in Pokemon Go soon, which seems pretty cool. The introduction of Legendary Pokemon is interesting as well. According to de Fayet, the game still has 65 million active users, and while that’s obviously down from the game’s pinnacle, it’s an audience worth trying to hold onto. Perhaps these innovations will do just that.