Niantic, the creators of Pokémon Go, announced that they will restart their first augmented reality game like Ingress Prime.
The AR mobile update that blends the real-world screen animations and the smartphone is based on the science fiction game Ingress, which debuted in 2012 and has been downloaded more than 20 million times. Ingress put Niantic, who left Google, on the map. It attracted hundreds of thousands of players to more than 2,000 live events from the real world. The new game will debut in 2018.
Ingress Prime has been redesigned with a new design, new AR features and other improvements. It has a new user interface and sound design, and takes advantage of the new features of the smartphone camera. The game has the same basic story, where players become agents in the real world of two factions, Enlightened or Resistance.
"When Ingress was first launched five years ago, we helped create a new genre of games that encourage exploration, discovery, friendship and exercise," John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, said in a statement. "Ingress is the foundation of our real-world gaming platform and shows our ability to create in-game and live experiences that can be a force for positive change in communities around the world." With Ingress Prime, we are initiating a new chapter of the game for our pbadionate fans who have been with us since the beginning, as well as the next evolution of the experience for the new ones in Ingress ".
Above: Ingress Prime is a Reboot of Niantic Revenue.
Image Credit: Niantic
The launch of Ingress Prime in 2018 will kick off a new story arc, beginning a new narrative for agents around the world. While the global game board will restart as part of the new story, current agents will retain all of their progression, level and elements in Ingress Prime.
Ingress was a pioneer in location-based games, where landmarks and monuments were established as checkpoints for factions to fight. The game injects an "interactive experience full of mystery, intrigue and adventure" into your local neighborhoods. The goal of the game was to get the players off the couch and exercise in the real world. It was also intended to make people more social in games.
The new game will be available on iOS and Android in 2018. Revenue was important for Niantic, as it allowed it to test its augmented reality and its location platform, and then followed in 2015 with the hugely successful Pokémon Go, which to June it generated approximately $ 1,200 million and 752 million downloads as of June 2017.
Niantic also recently announced that it has raised a round of $ 200 million venture capital financing as it prepares a new Harry Potter AR game for 2018 .