Brazilian newspaper O Globo interviewed Niantic’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Mathieu de Fayet, who revealed legendary Pokemon and PVP battles are coming to Pokemon GO this summer to maintain player interest.
O Globo: Pokémon GO had 650 million downloads, but now it has 65 million active players. How to maintain people interested in the game?
Mathieu: “Because of the huge success, we had to delay some planned news. Now, we are working in announcing new updates for this summer (North hemisphere), like giving more value to the choice of teams, lauching Legendary Pokémon and battles between the players. One thing which we learned with “Ingress” is that the game sustains itself if we are capable to create social interactions between the trainers, and we are working on that.”