Pokemon GO has been released and it’s the newest trend. The insanely popular app is all over the place. At times, because it’s doing extremely well. Other times, it’s because some people take PvP a little too far. Regardless, there’s no denying the fact that Pokemon GO has become a phenomenon. How does the final app stack up against the announcement trailer from last September, though?
The trailer was received with much excitement from fans all over the world. The basic premise of exploring the real world and catching Pokemon was the epitome of fantasy for Pokemon fans.
This is what Pokemon GO stands on right now. The trailer also showed the ability to trade, taking part in real time PvP and finally, collaborating with other groups to take down powerful Pokemon such as Mewtwo.
Unfortunately, none of these features made it to the final release. Trading, at least, has been promised by Niantic CEO John Hanke to arrive eventually in a separate update .
Real time PvP is also something Niantic commented on: “The multiplayer aspect is still something we’re exploring, we’re still trying to figure out what’s the best way to do that” said Head of Product Marketing Archit Bhargava to Gamespot a few days ago. “But we’re trying our best to rethink what the experience should be; what that real-world Pokémon experience should be like. We have a vision for Pokémon, we’re gonna execute on it, but we’re gonna learn based on what the community reaction is.”
There’s been no comment on group battles; however, but it could simply be part of Niantic’s future plans for adding more depth and layers to Pokemon battles, whether it’s PvP or fights that don’t involve catching Pokemon, but bragging rights for defeating powerful ones.
This should be good news for Pokemon GO players, who are undoubtedly enjoying the game either way.