Pokémon GO has yet to be fully released around the globe and hasn’t even been out for a week yet and already the CEO of Niantic, John Hanke has admitted that the developers behind the app are already thinking about what is to come within the coming weeks/months.
One of the biggest things that Hanke said to Business Insider, is that trading will be coming to Pokémon GO. Hanke believes trading to be a “core element” of Pokémon GO, because by enabling us trade not just with our friends, but the strangers we encounter in the street, will bring us together not just in the “virtual world, but the real world as well.” It would have been great if he elaborated on the details of just how the trading will go down, but he didn’t, instead he gave us something else entirely.
The “something else entirely” is an idea of what other features we can expect to see implemented into the app, such as a global leadership scoreboard so that those playing Pokémon GO can see just who exactly is the very best. There will also be changes to the augmented reality side of the game too because according to Hanke, although what they have done already by making your camera project Pokémon in your surroundings is a “great first step,” there is still a lot more they can do with it as well.
Also looking to be improved sometime soon are the PokéStops and Gyms we see in the game. Right now the ones we see are simply the basic version of them and Niantic aim to build on them, to make them even better. Although as great as all of that sounds, I would gladly wait a couple of months for these changes if it meant Niantic would solely focus on fixing the servers so that the global release can be taken off pause and resumed, so we can all get a go and maybe take care of a few of the bugs too. (I’m not saying they aren’t working on a fix right now because they are, but merely voicing my preference on where their priorities should be.)
But trading? Yeah I want in on that action, what about you? Are you as hyped as us for trading, or would you rather see something else implemented instead? Be sure to comment it below.
Source: Matt Weinberger of Business Insider
Tags: Future features, Niantic Labs, Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Trading
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