“We have some tasks which might be within the early levels that you would be able to undoubtedly anticipate to see from us sooner or later.”
With Pokemon Go’s success, it’s not shocking that comparable video games may come out. Niantic CEO John Hanke instructed Game Informer in an interview in that he welcomes builders to the social gathering and even has some tasks within the works that might be constructed upon the Niantic platform.
Niantic’s first try at the sort of sport was Ingress, a sport the place you possibly can seize landmarks. In truth, Pokemon Go makes use of plenty of the data collected by Ingress, and Hanke says extra video games might as nicely.
“[T]hat’s all the time been our technique to construct up a platform beneath a sport that can be utilized for different video games, and admittedly different experiences that won’t precisely be video games, however are nonetheless inside that space of train, discovery, and social interplay,” Hanke mentioned.
“The Niantic platform could be very a lot part of our long-term imaginative and prescient and we’ve got some tasks which might be within the early levels now that might be constructed on prime of it so you may undoubtedly anticipate to see that from us sooner or later.”
Hanke does full anticipate to see different video games benefit from location and augmented actuality.
“I believe it’s wholesome,” he mentioned. “There is certainly room for a number of profitable video games within the class. I believe it’s a actually contemporary space for sport designers, builders, and publishers to discover with new sorts of gameplay. It’s an space the place there can nonetheless be a ton of innovation.
“It’s a constructive step for everybody to carry video games out into the actual phrase and provides individuals the motivation, the excuse, to get out, get some train, see new locations, and hopefully have good wholesome interactions with different human beings.”
Hanke additionally added that Niantic plans to “innovate and do new stuff within Pokemon Go.”
One of those upcoming chanes is the Buddy system, which is able to permit gamers to decide on a favourite Pokemon to whill “seem alongside” [their] Trainer avatar on your profile display, which provides useful bonuses like Candy for strolling collectively.”