What’s next for Pokémon Go?
Developers from Niantic have talked to Eurogamer about what's in store for the next five years of Pokémon Go.
“As soon as we're safely able to, our goal and our vision is to go back to those extreme premium in-person live events,” said Niantic’s Michael Sterenka, referring to more Go Fests and Safari Zones.
- Niantic firmly believes AR is an “unavoidable paradigm shift”
- They want Pokémon Go “leading the charge for AR”
- No news on whether EX Raids will return
- They’ve learned that talking to the fans is of critical importance
Region tests: The PokéStop power-up feature currently being trialled in New Zealand will roll out globally “as soon as possible”, and Trainers can expect more “rigorous testing in smaller environments”.
Go evolution: Will Pokémon Go ever introduce their own evolved forms? It's something Niantic is “actively discussing and looking forward to revealing more” about in the coming months.