'Pokemon Go' Latest News & Update: Niantic Title Boosts Sales With Halloween Content; Designer Wants More for Game?
"Pokemon Go" has apparently made good money out of the latest update which came forth. After only a few days since the launch, the company seems to have gotten back the fanbase that was once skeptical, and now the question on as to what could come next baffles many.
As many may know, Niantic has hit quite a sturdy wall in the past few months with "Pokemon Go," especially with such anomalies as the banning of third-party app users and bots. Also, the lack of an in-game tracker altogether. Despite what the supposed buddy system and bug fixes promised to bring, the cream of the crop came in the form of a Halloween update, which propelled the company to an all new high.
According to recent reports, "Pokemon Go" generated an approximate of 133% increase in revenue compared to the original starting point of the augmented reality title. It went on to make 2.3 times more than it did during the starting days, which means that the game earned around $23.3 million all over the globe for the duration of October 25 to 29. It is worth noting that within the dates of October 18 and 22, "Pokemon Go" only generated $10 million.
As "Pokemon Go" now has momentum on their side, The Verge reported that the designer of the game, Dennis Hwang, may still have a few things in mind pertaining to the future of the Niantic masterpiece. Seeing that there are a lot of attributes that are yet to be rectified or at least looked into, the journey may just be the beginning for Niantic. For starters, Hwang wishes to make "Pokemon Go" almost like a social network for all to relate to, and wishes to perhaps one day bond people through technology.
For those unaware, Hwang is the mind behind Google Doodles, the animated illustrations seen on Google's home page when searching. As for "Pokemon Go," Hwang claims that there are other options and designs to consider in making the already successful app much better.