Pokémon Go Will Soon Feature New Generations Of Pokémon
Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm with its vast gameplay of pure nostalgia since its release earlier this month. Just weeks later, Comic Con jumped on the bandwagon and turned the phenomenon into a premier event in Hall H, where over 6,000 Pokémon fans gathered to discuss its pros and cons, and the progression of the game in the future.
Niantic’s CEO and founder John Hanke and Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick openly discussed the game’s rollout, often acknowledging the server issues and touching base on what exciting new features can be expected to show up along the way.
Despite not narrowing down a detailed timeline for the new changes, Hanke did touch on the topic of new Pokémon entering the game, stating, “Beyond first generation, there are some others that may make their way into our universe. We’re looking forward to finding interesting ways to make that happen in the coming months and years.”
Additionally, Hanke made it clear that making Pokéstops a larger part of the game will be a priority, adding that it would be interesting to give players other options to modify a Pokéstop’s functionality and as a result, increase the player’s interaction within the game. “That’s a pretty cool idea that you can acquire an object that changes the function of a Pokéstop and give it a new ability,” Hanke said. “One of those functions might be turning them into healing Pokécenters.”
Hanke also used the premiere to unveil the design of the three Pokémon teams’ leaders that have had Pokémon Go addicts guessing since the launch. “You’ve only seen these guys as silhouettes because maybe we weren’t quite finished by launch day,” Hanke admitted during the event.
Unfortunately, fans will have to source any sort of patience they can in order to grab any more information on the future of the game:”I don’t have a date for you,” Hanke said in regards to the new features. “We’re working really hard to keep the servers up and running. We’re working on it, but it’s gonna take a little longer.”
Until then, have fun catching em’ all!