Before the company shot to fame with its recent mobile sensation, it was focused on its own augmented reality game Ingress. With GO now almost two-and-a-half years into its lifespan, Niantic has been able to return some of its focus to its own IP. Yesterday, it launched Ingress Prime - a rework of the original game built on lessons from Pokémon GO.
Niantic has plans to hold 12 "Anomaly" events across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, where players will come together at specific locations to do battle and influence the next chapter of the Ingress Prime story.More news: Calls To Recognise War Veterans On All Forms Of Transport In Australia
Once upon a time, before Pokémon Go took over the world, there was a mobile game known as Ingress which revolved around using the Global Positioning System within players' phones to discover in-game elements within real-life locations. If you're not familiar with the "plot" of the game, it revolves around two factions - the Resistance or the Enlightened - that players join and fight for. It's the flawless time to get back into the game if you've fallen out of it.
In addition to the new Shiny Pokemon, Niantic is also offering players a couple of free customization items for their trainers to commemorate the launch of Ingress Prime.More news: Rashida Tlaib is first Muslim woman elected to U.S. Congress
In Ingress Prime players (dubbed agents) are tasked with visiting virtual portals situated around real-world landmarks in order to collect "Exotic Matter".More news: Justin Rose returns to world number one spot with win in Turkey