Pokemon GO, the upcoming smash hit that will bring the winning Pokemon formula to mobile platforms, will be demoed at this years Game Developers Conference (GDC). GDC 2016 will take place between March 14th and 18th and according to their official website it is “the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event”. Below is the official announcement from Niantic about the appearance of Pokemon GO at GDC 2016.
“Over the last three years, Niantic, Inc. has been defining the genre of Real World gaming, using smartphones and tablets to connect the digital world to the physical world. Niantic’s newest game, Pokemon GO, ups the challenge of real world gaming design, taking a beloved franchise and setting its hundreds of brightly-colored monsters loose across the globe, adding a new Bluetooth wearable device created by Nintendo to the mix. Join Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke as he discusses how the company has developed a unique vision for delivering a mobile Pokemon experience that gets would-be trainers into the outdoors.”
People who attend this event “will get a first-hand, in-depth look at how players are interacting and exploring the world with one another through Pokemon GO, the collaborative approach to design and development for the game and the next evolution of augmented reality and real-world mobile gameplay experiences.”
Pokémon GO aims to be a very interesting move into the Altered Reality (AR) gaming space for the Pokémon franchise, and fans have been chomping at the bit for more info ever since its initial announcement.
Do you think that this showcase will finally give fans all of the details they have been waiting for? Do you think Pokémon will make a poor AR game? Have you never played Pokémon before? Let us know about it in the comments section.
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