It seems like there’ll be loads of updates to return for Pokemon’s cell journey.
Pokemon Company chief government officer Tsunekazu Ishihara has revealed that because it stands proper now Pokemon Go options solely a fraction of the content material and options deliberate for the sport, and there are in depth plans for growth together with player-on-player battles and Pokemon buying and selling.
“We’ve only accomplished ten percent of what Pokémon and Niantic are trying to do,” Ishihara informed Bloomberg in a broad interview on the Pokemon model usually.
“Going forward we will have to include fundamental Pokémon experiences such as Pokémon trading and peer-to-peer battles, and other possibilities.”
Pokemon Go has after all had a reasonably respectable and aggressive replace schedule, during the last 12 months and a bit since launch including options equivalent to gym battle raids towards excessive stage Pokemon, legendary Pokemon to catch and the entire second generation of Pokemon initially featured in Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal. Generation Three (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) of Pokemon and past are additionally surely on the table.
Ishihara additionally mused on the difficulties of designing Pokemon Go within the interview, referring to the problem on deciding on what sorts of Pokemon ought to seem in what geographical areas of the world. Should water Pokemon solely seem close to the ocean, lakes and different water options? He describes these selections as “a very realistic problem.”
He additionally notes that he sees much more of a future for Pokemon past Nintendo platforms, and appears notably fascinated with augmented actuality, AI assistants and different latest tech booms.
“With current AR, even if you say Pikachu is there, no one really thinks that,” he says. “But that actuality is only one step away. For instance, you’ll be capable to discover Pikachu, and it might probably sense this desk and leap on it, and you may see its shadow on the desk, after which it faces you and begins speaking to you. We will see the start of this actuality that’s one other step up from the present Pokémon Go. And I’ve solely talked about the visible side, however you’ll be able to add haptic and rumble know-how to that.
“Voice-activated assistants are increasing. Whether it is Google Home or Amazon or Apple Homepod, there are many of them and we could see these dialogue-based devices give birth of a new form of entertainment. Switch is just one of the possible platforms. I think we will open up more possibilities from all these platforms. Playing in a more realistic way should be possible.”