Pokémon GO developer Niantic has confirmed plans to implement the long-awaited PvP feature by the end of the current year. In a recent interview with polish magazine Gram, Anne Beuttenmüller, Niantic’s Head of Product Marketing in the EMEA region, shared the following:
“Now we are working on the PvP mode, which will soon appear. In addition, we’re still working on improving the feature that has just made its debut – it’s all about friends, such as the ability to exchange Pokemon in the game. We’ve just introduced an improvement so you can add a note to your friend. The point is that you can have many people on your friends list and do not remember who is who. So you can add a comment to that person. You can also segregate your friends list. We are constantly improving the elements that we have available in the game and the next thing that we want to add at the end of this year is the PvP mode.“
The interview took place at an Ingress Cassandra Prime Anomaly, which took place from July 27 to July 29 in Warsaw, Poland. Beuttenmüller shared some additional info about new Pokémon Generations and the current state of the game. When asked if new Pokemon will be introduced she said: “This day will certainly come, but I can not say what exactly will be added, but yes – we will still add new Pokemon to the game.” When asked about how Pokémon GO changed Niantic, Beuttenmüller explained that the company has grown a lot and now has European headquarters in Hamburg and a studio dealing with AR in London.
Source: Pokémon GO Hub