Pokémon GO and Real World Gaming to be Shown Off During GDC 2016 in March

on February 2, 2016 8:33 PM

After a period of silence (and the promised closed beta window in late 2015 passing by), Pokémon GO will finally be making an appearance during this year’s GDC event from March 14th to 18th.

According to the official site:

Catch ‘Em All: Pokemon GO and Real World Gaming
John Hanke | CEO, Niantic, Inc.
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Format: Session
Track: Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit
Pass Type: Summits, Tutorials & Bootcamps Pass, All Access Pass

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. 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.

Takeaway
Attendees will get a first-hand, in-depth look at how players are interacting and exploring the world with one another through Pokemon GO, the collaborative approach to design and development for the game and the next evolution of augmented reality and real-world mobile gameplay experiences.

Hopefully the site will update soon with more details on the time and date of the session. But it’s still good to hear that we’ll be learning more about the ambitious mobile title soon enough.

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