Raza Ahmad (Niantic): Pokemon GO is on page one of chapter one


One of the creative directors of Pokemon GO, Raza Ahmad, gave some answers regarding the future of our favorite game when he was found at a  UCLA panel.

These were the parts concerning Pokemon GO:

Pokémon GO is not fully released


“Pokemon GO is in the very beginning of what you will see in the fullness of time. This is page one of chapter one. It’s not even fully released! (Funny how they acknowledge this) We’re still trying to adapt to the needs of our player base, and we’re trying to adhere to the vision of how to build a community game based on the principles of Augmented Reality.”

Upcoming Events

“If you look at the most recent interview with John Hanke, he definitely hints at our intention to do future community events – like anomalies in Ingress with Pokemon Go. We’re aware of the power community has with AR related games but we want to do them right, not the lazy way. Don’t worry. Real world events for Pokemon are definitely in the works.”

On tracker and maps.

“Well, I’m not in the development team so I can’t comment on our content release schedule. But what I can say is our intent with Pokemon is aligned to our vision of community exploration, and that won’t be going away anytime soon. Whether that includes a full tracker or not at this point I can’t say.”

Gym Rebalancing

“…You’ve already had a taste of that with the recent update. Like I said earlier though, I’m not in development so I can’t say much beyond that.”

 

That’s it for now…waiting for the next update…

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