Niantic is known best for its most popular mobile game Pokemon Go, but it looks like a new and upcoming game might take Pokemon Go’s place.
The new information announced by Ziah, a Senior Producer at Niantic, is that the company is developing a new game called Peridot. The Pokemon Go-style (supposedly) game will soon enter a soft launch testing phase in select markets, and it will show its players the joys of raising a pet of their own.
Peridot is an all-new, real-world AR mobile game (Pokemon Go much?) that shows the joy of caring for, raising and breeding creatures on a device in your hands. These unique creatures will need help from their “owners” to navigate the world and to have better journeys together, players should develop a relationship with their Peridots (or Dots, as the developers call them).
Some Reddit users say the game looks like Niantic-style Pokemon, with improved features such as in-game communication and cross-breeding (it seems like it?) while others say that this is Niantic’s way of removing its dependence on Pokemon Go. We all wonder if Peridot will be the next Pokemon Go or the next Pikmin Bloom (since many players either play less or stopped completely).
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