During MWC Barcelona, Niantic CEO John Hanke took to the stage and spoke about all things AR (Augmented Reality), Ingress (Niantic’s other AR game), the company’s future, and of course, Pokemon GO. In another interview, John Hanke also confirms that Gym Rework is the next big update.
While Hanke’s speech was interesting from start to finish, it was the final few minutes that really had players buzzing for the future of Pokemon GO. Around 20 minutes into his speech, Hanke revealed that Niantic have three major new releases for Pokemon GO mapped out for 2017
“And finally with Pokemon GO, we’re only getting started with the game. We just launched our first major update of 2017; we introduced 80 new Pokemon into the game and we have three major new releases for Pokemon GO mapped out for this year,” Hanke announced.
Hanke continued; “So Pokemon GO we expect to continue to be a healthy and growing project for many years, but we’re also working on a number of new AR gaming projects…We’ll be launching a new version of our original game Ingress later this year, and we have some other projects that unfortunately I can’t talk about today.”
Furthermore, Hanke also sat down with the German branch of digital news outlet Wired to discuss the next major update to Pokemon GO. This means we can expect one of the three major updates to be… Gym Rework (next page)!