Pokemon GO update: Real-time player battles and co-op trading coming soon

Niantic Labs confirms Pokemon GO will get real-time PvP battles and co-op trading in future updates.

Pokemon GO Duel
Pokemon GO update: Real-time player battles and co-op trading coming soon

Nintendo's popular augmented-reality game 'Pokemon GO' will be getting two new features – real-time player battles and co-operative trading – in the forthcoming updates, according to Waypoint quoting Niantic's CEO John Hanke in its recent interview. Although the two features were the most anticipated ones among the Pokemon GO community, the game maker held back its release owing to prevalent server issues.

Hanke has pointed out that the company is keen on offering more complex events for the game on the global stage, despite the veterans of the game having tried out similar self-organised events through the formation of communities.

Here's what Niantic CEO John Hanke had to say regarding the forthcoming features in Pokemon GO:

It's going to be done soon. It is what it is. I'll take the massive wave of hysteria we enjoyed, and just deal with the fact that it's caused us to take a bit longer to get the rest of the features up. We're really happy to make our users happy.

Apart from the PvP battles and co-operative trading, Pokemon GO is also expected to receive updates for monster trading and gym battle system. Hanke also points out that the inability of the servers to handle peak load has been the key reason for delaying the release of these long-awaited features for the AR game.

It is ascertained that the company has been adequately funded to keep investing on the expansion of game features in the future updates as well as the required Infrastructure to manage additional load. Once released, the latest Pokemon GO update will be available for download via Google Play Store as well as Apple App Store.

[Source: WayPoint]