Although the epidemic began in 2020, the developer had to modify things significantly to allow individuals to continue playing the game while also staying safe at home.
Niantic has begun repurposing in-person raids to its augmented reality game this weekend, starting with a new raid during Community Day. However, the company hasn''t ruled out making extra raids.
Niantic "has no intention of doing remote raids for regular tiers," according to Steranka. That means one, three, and five-star raids will remain playable remotely. However, he said, "we haven''t been shy about the fact that we''re looking at opportunities for players to play in person again," which suggests that there will be more of these exclusive in-person raids in the future.
Steranka emphasized that Pokemon GO was always meant to be "about exploring the world around you" and that Niantic was doing everything it was to meet players where they were due to Covid restrictions. He says that "the pendulum swung a bit too far to having the complete Pokemon GO experience from the comfort of your couch. And that''s just not where we want to be as a product."
Hopefully, certain raid tiers, the PVP battle league, and other remote functions will remain in place for those who are still unable to get outside as much as possible, and at the least, Steranka said. "We will be looking at ways to encourage players to explore rather than continuing to diminish the experience anyone has at home," according to Niantic.
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