Niantic CEO John Hanke recently appeared onstage with Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney for a fireside chat during Samsung Developer Conference 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Hanke discussed the future of Pokémon GO, which is aiming to capture some of the ideas portrayed in its original trailer. The immensely-popular mobile game’s first trailer debuted in 2015 and showed a deeper immersion of augmented reality than Pokémon GO currently has. It also showed a large group of players gathering in Times Square to fight the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo together.
Hanke noted that Niantic wants to take advantage of improved technology, including deep learning, 5G networks and better hardware to make Pokémon GO more like that first trailer, which you can watch below. Hanke also expressed Niantic’s desire to make Pokémon GO something that is always a part of users’ lives. This initiative officially kicked off last month with the new Adventure Sync feature, which synchronizes Pokémon GO with health apps that count your real-life steps.