Released last week, Pokémon Go has taken the world of Android and iOS by storm. The game has managed to make it to the top of the charts in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The augmented reality part of the game is actually what makes this game such a craze. It allows gamers to walk around in search of Pokémon and once they are captured, they are trained and then players can take them to the gyms to battle their fellow Pokémon. Despite this huge popularity of the game within the first week of its release, the developer of the game – Niantic – seems to be nowhere near the end as far as building this amazing game is concerned.
If you thought walking around your neighborhood, shopping malls, parks and other weird places capturing Pokémon and battling them against other creatures is the best part of Pokémon Go, you haven’t come across CEO John Hanke’s statements yet. Apparently, the tech mogul claims that the best part of this game is yet to come. It will involve the ability of players to trade their captured Pokémon with their fellow players, a happening that will be very familiar to those who have been missing the halcyon days of Game Boy.
At the moment, there isn’t much to say regarding this Pokémon Go feature, but according to Hanke, having the ability in the game will foster players’ relationships and interactions in the real world, which is apparently the major aim of Pokémon Go. Players will be able to trade their Pokémon even when playing different versions of the game.
Other than making it possible for Pokémon Go players to trade Pokémon, Hanke also hinted at possible enhancements to the game’s augmented reality features – something that could mean the game ends up on the likes of Microsoft HoloLens.