After Pokemon GO won the Best Mobile and Handheld Game at the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts Game Awards (BAFTA Game Awards) last week, Niantic took to their blog to thank all of their supporters, in addition, teasing the arrival of the long-awaited co-op feature in the coming updates.
Here's what Niantic said in their blog post:
"It’s been another incredible week for Pokémon GO.
Yesterday, Pokémon GO won the Best Mobile and Handheld Game at the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts Game Awards. We are surprised and grateful to be awarded this honor.
We owe the continued momentum and recognition to the dedicated players exploring the world and creating adventures together in Pokémon GO. Each and every award Pokémon GO has won is a testament to the game’s awesome and supportive community. We haven’t had a chance to thank everyone for each of these, so please accept a collective thank you now on behalf of all of us at Niantic and our partners at The Pokémon Company for all of these amazing honors including, but not limited to:
We continue to be inspired by the passion of the 65+ million people from around the world playing Pokémon GO each month. We’re still at the beginning of the journey and there’s a lot more to come. With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, players can look forward to all new cooperative social gameplay experiences in Pokémon GO that will give Trainers new and exciting reasons to get back into the sunshine."
The co-op feature in Pokemon GO is a long-promised feature that Niantic even showed in the trailer before the game was even released. When the major co-op update goes live, inactive trainers like me will most probably start playing the game once again to trade Pokemons, and who knows maybe we will have a PvE event to acquire legendary Pokemons just like the trailer? Besides a PvE event, Niantic should also implement a PvP system where friends can battle out to see who amongst themselves is the better trainer.
Niantic has not release any further information on the update at the moment besides the tease. Stay tune to Gamehubs for more updates whenever it is available.