Earlier this year Sony launched a new subsidiary to start work on transitioning some of their biggest titles from their console lineup to mobile devices. The subsidiary, ForwardWorks, has committed to bringing at least five titles from the Sony portfolio of games to both the iOS and Android platforms according to an announcement from Sony today. The titles will be released no later than March 2018 if ForwardWorks sticks to their plans. Read more
Pokémon Go may have just launched in July, to much success, but Niantic’s leadership team is already looking ahead to how they can add to the title to keep players and fans engaged. In a new interview, Niantic CEO John Hanke discussed some of the ideas, including some concepts the team may bring over from their Ingress title. Read more
Adding to the Titanfall universe, the joint venture between Nexon, Respawn Entertainment and Particle City announced Titanfall: Frontline, a new strategy card game for play on smartphones and mobile devices. The collaboration on this new title continues a long-term, multi-year project by the companies to develop a series of games based on the Titanfall universe. Read more
If you haven’t heard about the Pokémon Go craze or seen the multitude of young, and not so young, people wandering aimlessly on the sidewalks trying to catch Pikachu and friends, you may well have been in a coma for the last few weeks. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the game, developed by Niantic and licensed from Nintendo, has taken the world by storm, earning more than $1.6 million in profits every day since launching on July 6th. But how popular is the game really? Join us after the break to find out. Read more
There’s a familiar game that’s now playable from the comfort of your home. Starting today, Snowman and Noodlecake Studios’ Alto’s Adventure is on Android TV so that you can slide down mountains and rescue llamas while listening to peaceful, beautiful music.
Bad news for Pokemon Go fans. While the Pokemon Go Plus accessory was originally slated for a late July release, Nintendo has announced that they’ll have to push back the official launch until September. There’s no word on why the delay happened, but considering pre-orders all over the web have completely sold out it probably won’t affect how long it will take for the average person to walk in a Gamestop and pick one up. Read more
Nintendo has been riding the swell of success since the release of Pokémon Go, with its market value almost doubling, having reached a $42 billion valuation just two weeks after the game launched on July 6. But, while Nintendo’s name is the brand most readily associated with Pokémon Go, it didn’t develop the game itself. Instead, the game was actually developed by Niantic, the same company behind the Ingress game that used to be part of Google. This realization, along with Nintendo’s announcement that the Pokémon Go app would have limited impact on its profits, has seen its share price tumble. Read more
Gaming peripherals company Razer has been working on its very own chat app for Pokémon Go, according to a report from The Verge. This instant messenger will be called RazerGo, and it’s set to launch very soon.
Niantic and Nintendo took to social media to announce that they’re taking Pokémon Go‘s raging success to an additional 26 countries.
It seems that everyone, with the possible exception of our editor and Windows 10 Mobile users, are having a ball playing Nintendo’s Pokémon Go game. Besides phones and tablets, we may soon see Pokémon Go gain support for Google’s Cardboard, as alluded to in the game’s settings. Read more