While it seems like Pokemon Go hype has died down for the time being, there’s more content on the way that will surely reignite interest in one of the most successful smartphone games of all-time.
Niantic CEO, John Hanke, took to the stage at the TechCrunch conference in San Francisco this week to talk about Pokemon Go and upcoming content for the game.
Is Ditto in the game?
First up, Hanke confirmed that Ditto is indeed in the game and that someone will eventually find it. There had been heated discussion among Pokemon Go fanatics that assumed Ditto was simply inaccessible, but it does exist.
Hanke also admitted that Pokemon Go player numbers have dropped significantly since launch, but that it’s still strong. No numbers were provided, but Hanke insisted that it was still attracting big numbers.
For Android users, Hanke said it was “pretty likely” that he game is coming to Android Wear.
Hanke said that while the team wasn’t working on improving battling at the moment, it will “make it to our roadmap,” suggesting it will be addressed in the future.
The current content available in the game is just the “tip of the iceberg”, with “interesting” stuff coming to Pokemon Go in the near future.
Niantic is working on events, saying they “will be part of the future”. However, the studio is still waiting for the “craziness of the launch to die down”, as it might be too challenging to create fun events for thousands of people at once.
Pokemon will likely come from these events, with Hanke saying they were working on adding other generations of Pokemon beyond the original 150.
Thanks to idigitaltimes.com for the summary of the event.