After months of relative silence, it has been revealed that Pokémon GO will be shown at Game Developers Conference 2016 next month.
Niantic CEO John Hanke will speak at a scheduled session called Catch ‘Em All: Pokémon GO and Real World Gaming, during which attendees are promised to witness a first-hand, in-depth look at how players will interact and explore the world with one another in the augmented reality application.
“Over the last three years, Niantic, Inc. has been defining the genre of Real World gaming, using smartphones and tablets to connect the digital world to the physical world,” the Game Developers Conference 2016 website reads.
“Niantic’s newest game, Pokemon GO, ups the challenge of real world gaming design, taking a beloved franchise and setting its hundreds of brightly-colored monsters loose across the globe, adding a new Bluetooth wearable device created by Nintendo to the mix. Join Niantic founder and CEO John Hanke as he discusses how the company has developed a unique vision for delivering a mobile Pokemon experience that gets would-be trainers into the outdoors.”
The session’s date and time are still to be confirmed, but we’ll keep you posted as more is shared.
Pokémon GO is a large focus in the anniversary TV commercial that will air during the Super Bowl 50, which reflects the ambition, drive and training necessary to succeed in the series while encouraging players to ‘train on.’
Game Developers Conference 2016 will be held between 14th – 18th March 2016, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.