‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Niantic boss teases future in-game events, exploration-themed activities

By RG Ferrer , Updated Nov 26, 2016 03:41 AM EST
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Niantic is set to release exciting gaming events for "Pokemon Go" and other promotions to keep its player base happy. Recently, Niantic executives shared some of the company's plans for the popular mobile gaming app.

"Pokemon Go" took the world by the storm with its unique gameplay features that allowed players to virtually catch various Pokemon creatures located in the real world. Niantic's mobile gaming app also encouraged players to walk around and explore their neighborhoods to find a Pokemon or hatch virtual eggs.

Despite post-launch technical issues and instances where gamers landed in trouble given trespassing claims and vehicular accidents, "Pokemon Go" remains one of the popular mobile gaming apps in the market. Niantic is also looking to introduce more gaming events and other enhancements in the coming months.

Niantic's Chief Marketing Officer Mike Quigley shared in an interview with MCVUK that they are looking to deploy gaming tweaks and activities such as the Daily Bonus program, as well as holiday-themed events. The recent Halloween event was just a taste of what the gaming company can offer to "Pokemon Go" players, according to Quigley.

With Niantic's core attributes focused on engaging people to be active and social while discovering new things, gamers can expect to see those company values translated to upcoming updates. Mixing exploration with fitness and building social networks may be key development elements for "Pokemon Go."

Meanwhile, Niantic has also set its sights on wearable devices and taking advantage of new technological enhancements in the said field. In an interview with Financial Times, the gaming company's CEO John Hanke mentioned several devices that will soon impact a player's gaming experience.

With an upcoming "Pokemon Go" app for Apple Watch that will allow gamers to catch Pokemon monsters through the said device, Hanke gushed over the huge potential of wearable devices. However, the Niantic executive did not elaborate on other enhancements that his team has planned for the popular mobile gaming app.

"Pokemon Go" was released in July in select countries before it was deployed to other markets. Learn some helpful tips in catching Ditto in the clip below:

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