‘Pokemon GO’ may encourage players to “be the very best, like no one ever was,” but no one in their right mind would claim that the game itself is at its best right now. Fortunately, Niantic’s CEO, John Hanke, has already teased some features his company is working on to improve the experience for players.
As Hanke tells Business Insider, the major feature that will be added in a future update is the ability to trade Pokemon with other players, something Hanke claims is “kind of a core element,” as the app was designed with player interaction in mind.
Hanke also mentions that Pokestops and Gyms will get updates in the future that will also players to “customize their functions,” but he didn’t go into specifics about what exactly this would entail.
Global leaderboards are also on the way at some point, as well as improvements to Pokemon GO’s augmented reality technology, with Hanke stating that the current version is a “great first step.”
Additionally, there was also talk about Pokemon GO making its way to dedicated AR devices such as Microsoft Hololens, although nothing has been confirmed. “That may be a fun thing to take advantage of,” Hanke is quoted as saying.
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