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PVP Coming This Summer To Pokemon GO!

by on June 1, 2017
 

Pokemon GO is still on quite a roll. Earlier this year it was revealed that 65 million players a month still play the interactive Pokemon game, and developer Niantic is going to do all it can to ensure that those numbers hold, if not grow.

One of the heads of the company, Mathieu de Fayet, talked with Brazilian newspaper O Globo (which was then translated on Reddit) and noted that some big additions were coming to the game:

“Due to the large success of the game, we had to delay some planned innovations,” de Fayet said. “Right now we are working on some that are due to hit this summer (in the northern hemisphere), such as giving more value to the choice of the teams, releasing Legendary Pokemon and introducing PvP. One thing we learned with Ingress was that the game can sustain itself if we are able to create social interactions amongst players, and we are working on that.”

The addition of PVP has been a long desired addition for Pokemon GO, as technically the only way players could “face off” was in Gym Battles, but those were never live matches. The addition of more Pokemon and other factors will likely keep people playing as well.

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