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Pokemon GO creator is revamping Ingress

Pokemon GO creator is revamping Ingress

Now, five years after the launch of the original Ingress, Niantic is returning to its first game with a revamped version called Ingress Prime.

When a year ago, CEO and founder of Niantic, John Hanke was asked about how Pokemon Go Pokestops and Gym locations were selected, he said that the players have to thank other gamers on that matter, especially Ingress. Niantic is bringing Ingress back, though, and they're doing so with some of the lessons they've learned throughout the life of Pokemon Go.

Niantic released a rather cryptic, live-action teaser to advertise Ingress Prime, but the game works in a very similar way to Pokémon Go. And though that concept might have been ahead of its time when Ingress first launched back in 2012, the success of Pokemon Go means loads of players are now familiar with location- and AR-based gameplay. The game will feature a new look with a redesigned user interface, new sound design, and a new storyline. Pokemon Go became a bonafide phenomenon when it released in 2016. Although Pokemon Go didn't have quite the longevity that fans were hoping it might, the game is still drawing a crowd (as evidenced by the recent Global Catch Challenge), and Niantic has now been tapped to build a Harry Potter AR game. This not only means that players who own the original Ingress will be updated to the new version, it also means that all of their previous progression will be left intact, including their level and any owned items.

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Ingress Prime won't just be a simple update - the entire game will see a complete overhaul.

Ingress Prime will launch on iOS and Android devices in 2018, kicking off a massive new story arc, beginning a brand new narrative for Agents worldwide. New features integrate state-of-the-art augmented reality technology leveraging smartphone cameras to immerse players in the sci-fi world of Ingress.


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