Niantic, the developer behind the immensely popular mobile game Pokémon GO, is already starting development on several other projects. In a new interview with Game Informer, CEO John Hanke said that they have some projects in the works that will build further upon the Niantic platform that Ingress and Pokémon GO have established.
“That’s always been our strategy to build up a platform underneath a game that can be used for other games, and frankly other experiences that may not exactly be games, but are still within that area of exercise, discovery, and social interaction. The Niantic platform is very much a part of our long-term vision and we have some projects that are in the early stages now that will be built on top of it so you can definitely expect to see that from us in the future.” — John Hanke
Hanke also expects to see more games developed along the lines of Pokémon GO (using location and augmented reality), saying, “There is definitely room for multiple successful games in the category. I think it is a really fresh area for game designers, developers, and publishers to explore with new kinds of gameplay.”
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