News Worms
News Worms

Pokemon Go Creator Teases Updates Coming Later This Year

When referring to the three major content updates that Niantic has in plans for this year, Hanke said that the Generation 2 update is one of those key additions. "Look at the top grossing apps on Google Play and Apple and check the charts, then form your own opinion", Hanke told The Associated Press Tuesday after his keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

"Pokemon GO" Pokemon Day event went live recently and offers many surprises and a festive Pikachu to mark the occasion.

The dust has now settled on the big Gen 2 update for Pokemon Go, but many players are already looking ahead to what new updates and events are planned for Pokemon Go in 2017.

One of the biggest events is happening in Pokemon Go.

Hanke also revealed that a new Ingress game is in the works, and can be expected this year.

During the Mobile World Conference, Niantic CEO John Hanke dropped some information about future Pokemon Go updates, which Reddit page The Silph Road picked up on and reported.

As he was speaking to a room full of telecommunications and technology executives, Hanke also discussed a bit of the business side of the game.

According to reports, trading is not a priority, leaving a new Player-v-Player feature as a possible contender. That's because two of the features were revealed to be trading and player vs. player battle systems. A total of 88 billion Pokemon monsters have been captured in the game. Niantic Labs points out that trainers, the in-game players, have walked around 5.4 billion miles while using Pokémon Go. Over 35,000 locations-ranging from Starbucks (sbux) to Sprint retail stores-paid to become sponsored locations in the game and received a total of 500 million visits from players.


editors' picks

March 02, 2017
Saudi King Salman packs 460 tonnes for nine-day trip
The Indonesian trip is a part of King Salman's six-nation tour that began in Malaysia last week. From Indonesia, he will visit Japan, China, Maldives and Jordan.

March 02, 2017
Trump needs to clearly set agenda in first address to Congress
Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night and managed the unthinkable. The NIH now has an annual budget of $32.3 billion - most of which goes to 50,000 grants funding 300,000 researchers.

March 01, 2017
Major SPOILER On Kurt Angle's Return To WWE TV
Finn was injured when he played his Summerslam match against Seth Rollins for the coveted WWE Universal Championship. Joe and Zayn fought along the side of the stage until they were pulled apart by security.

March 01, 2017
Signet shares plummet after discrimination claims surface
One former employee at Sterling, who is female, described sexual harassment as being routine at the annual meeting of managers. Complaints that were reported to the company were thoroughly investigated, and action was taken where appropriate.

March 01, 2017
Shamed retail baron pays $450 million to protect pensions
At the last valuation the BHS pension scheme deficit stood at between £300 million and £571 million. Sir Philip initially offered £250 million to the pension scheme, the BBC reported in November .

March 01, 2017
Yemen raid produced no significant intelligence An error occurred
Then, the SEAL's father did just that. 'The mission was successful in helping prevent a future attack or attacks on this nation'. In reality, the dinner was with Mattis and Joint Chiefs chairman Joseph Dunford, along with several top White House advisors.

March 01, 2017
John Currie named new Tennessee athletic director
Currie is an alumna of Tennessee, having earned his master's degree in sports management at the university. He was honored in 2013 with the Bobby Dodd AD Award and UnderArmour AD of the Year.

March 01, 2017
World Rugby urged to change laws after Italy breakdown tactics confuse England
Ben Youngs has been outstanding for us at number nine, but Danny Care gets the starting jersey this week. We got through it and managed to find a way.

March 01, 2017
'Feud' Season Two Will Tackle Prince Charles and Princess Diana
The network said Tuesday a 10-episode series will spotlight the doomed royal couple Charles and Diana . The pair will also serve as executive producers alongside Dede Gardner and Alexis Martin Woodall.

February 28, 2017
Wild trade for Hanzal and White
Hanzal has consistently been a second or third line center since debuting for the Arizona (then Phoenix) Coyotes back in 2007. In that respect, a haul of draft picks could seem like a lot for a few months of Hanzal.