Pokemon Go New Shared AR Buddy Adventure Feature Announced

Update: Trainers, the great minds who are constantly ‘digging,’ shared new info about the upcoming shared AR Buddy feature.

According to their report and their tear-down of the new 0.161.2 update, the upcoming shared AR Buddy feature is internally named Platypus. The APK shows new settings for the shared Buddy AR experience, and its underlying peer-to-peer networking service internally named ‘Wallaby’.

According to PokeMiners, Niantic is planning a staged roll-out of the Platypus and its features.

Thanks to the guys for their quick and detailed tear-down! You can find more info about the latest v0.161.2 update here.

Previous Story: Trainers, Niantic announced a new AR feature called Buddy Adventure.

The Buddy Adventure feature is a multiplayer interaction element coming to Pokemon Go. This feature will allow players to interact with their own Pokemon via the AR and will alow shared experience. Basically, players can see their friends interacting with their Buddy Pokemon in real-time.

Here is a short overview of the upcoming Buddy Adventure feature, thanks to Niantic:

The Pokémon GO Buddy Adventure feature will not only allow you to interact with your own Pokémon via the AR camera, it will also provide Trainers with a shared experience of seeing their real world friends interacting with their Buddy Pokemon in real time. Buddy Adventure is also cross platform, so whether your friends are on an iPhone or Android device, you will still see them when the feature is enabled. Trainers worldwide can look forward to Buddy Adventure coming to Pokémon GO in the months ahead.

This new multiplayer feature is a step towards the realization and one of the first consumer implementations of multiplayer AR experiences beyond a tabletop.

They are still working on the Buddy Adventure feature and we expect to see it sometime in 2020.

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