Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Pokemon GO Creator Announces Ingress Prime

Pokemon GO Creator Announces Ingress Prime

Now, five years after the launch of the original Ingress, Niantic is returning to its first game with a revamped version called Ingress Prime.

Ingress Prime, a reboot of the 2012 augmented reality (AR) game Ingress, is the next game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic, the company recently announced. Since release, Ingress has been downloaded more than 20 million times and hosted hundreds of thousands of players at more than 2,000 real world events around the world states Niantic. The game will feature a new look with a redesigned user interface, new sound design, and a new storyline. It was a hit game in its own right and managed to develop quite a significant fan base, though those numbers inevitably dwindled down once the studio shifted its focus toward newer titles.

Hanke says that the update will be like a "completely new client", and the story line will be like a superhero origin story that tells a pretty similar story as the original, but in a different way.

It seems like players who are newly interested in this type of game are more likely to latch onto an existing strong IP like Pokemon or Harry Potter, but Niantic clearly isn't ready to give up on the world of Ingress just yet.

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In addition, an anime series set in the Ingress world is being developed.

So Niantic is finally giving Ingress the attention it deserves, and rightfully so.

Ingress Prime will launch on iOS and Android devices in 2018, kicking off a massive new story arc, beginning a brand new narrative for Agents worldwide. "Luckily the community has stayed with us and remained strong, but we're excited now to have a fully-staffed team on Ingress".

When the time for Ingress Prime release will come, all leaderboards will be wiped but you will be able to keep your progressions such as levels and items.

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