Pokemon Go! was announced by Nintendo some weeks ago.
We have been given a trailer which showcases CG graphics in the real world.
With the help of smart devices (including a special watch that will be released later on), players will be able to fiind, catch and perhaps even train pokemons. And all of this will unfold in the real world, the reality.
The game will show its players were pokemons are to be found. And it will be integrated with the devices’ GPS trackers. Just take a look at the trailer above and you will understand what I’m aiming at.
We will witness a generation of Pro Pokemon GO! players. And it might be as exciting meeting them, as it is meeting other sportsmen and women, if the masses will answer to Nintendo’s call. New superstars in egaming and esports might arise from this fun and challenging real time game. Pokemon GO! is the most ambitios project that will use mobile tracking since Maps and will put the technology to real use and test in converting it for gaming purposes.
How will gaming work after this? VR is months away now and we have been presented some of the games that will arrive togheter with the hot new piece of tech. Computers will get Oculus Rift while Playstation will get Playstation VR (up untill recently it was called Project Morpheous).
But Nintendo’s move is bald. Their focus on mobile devices opens up for new markets for the company that dominated gaming under the last console generation. And with their innovation withing the gaming sphere and their track record, Pokemon GO! might be as great boost for them, and, at the same time, even the most innovative concept designed for mobile devices untill this very time.
Wizards or trainers, as they probably would prefer to be called, will be a new type of gamers: those who will travel across the globe for new pokemons. Think of the tournaments for the game – how they would be planned and the time span that those might take to complete and decide a winner.
This is a step in the right direction, and I foresee even the most faithfull Pokemon players to hop along this train. It’s innobvating for the gaming series that even had an anime show, which was the most succesfull, even in the West, during its airing period.
I am very curious at how Nintendo will continue to develop this idea and concept and we might witness a real life pokemon trainers’ generation traveling and battling in our cities.
*The trailer presented has been visioned by no least than 16,8 million viewers!