What is Niantic planning for Pokemon GO next year? Will we ever get trading or PVP battles?
Pokemon GO is still a very popular game, and because of that, developer Niantic is constantly working on improving the game by any means necessary. But, they are also listening to fans, and know that they have a lot of desire for the title. They just put in over 50 Hoenn Pokemon in their latest update, and threw in a new weather system as well. But as Niantic global product marketing lead Archit Bhargava notes, that’s just the beginning of what they want to do.
“Trading was mentioned in the initial launch trailer of the game, so that is definitely something that we want to get to at some point,” Bhargava told IGN. “I think the priority has always been, you know, what is the feature that we can launch now that we feel will get the community excited and energized. So we do continue to talk about some of the features that you mentioned, and they are on the roadmap. We just haven’t fully investigated those and talked about how would we want to bring those into Pokemon Go. So that is definitely something that we’re focused on.”
“December typically for us ends up being a big planning month, looking at the year ahead to plan for it, and start spec-ing out and thinking of how we want to bring these features to market. So they’re all in active discussion with the team right now,” he added.