Niantic’s next project is a game that has players caring for and breeding fictional creatures, similar to the Tamagotchi that you and your siblings used to play with when you were a child. The Pokémon Go developers are working on this next project with a title called ‘Peridot’, which will be their first project in many years. The hope is that it reaches a broader audience than Pokémon Go did.
This new project is aiming to focus on the now-vacant Neopets market. With these Tamagotchi-style animals and an emphasis on outdoor physical activity (like Pokémon Go motivated people to do), they hope to smash this market wide open to reign supreme over everyone else. Take a look below at what the concept plans to look like from the Pokémon Go developers.
What Are The Developers Saying About Niantic’s Next Project?
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Ziah Fogel, producer of the game, said, “We want it to be a standalone pet simulation game.” This was her response to being asked why Niantic was creating a brand-new app completely separate from Pokémon Go. Fogel went on to add, “We want to iterate on and improve those popular pet simulation games that have been on the circuit for some time.”
Peridots are digital creatures that have emerged after thousands of years into an entirely different world – they will be in for a shock, that’s for sure. These adorable species are becoming endangered, and they seek humans to care for them so they can live long and fruitful lives. Isn’t that adorable? This very immersive game allows you to travel around, searching for food and nesting places for your little creatures.
Niantic’s next project will also use augmented reality and increased interaction methods similar to what people use in Pokémon Go, so it likely won’t take people long to get used to the mechanics. You will be able to give this game a try soon because it arrives in soft launch in a handful of countries within the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for that announcement.