Niantic teases a co-op feature in Pokemon GO's future updates

By Kurtis Chan on Apr 10, 2017

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:

  • Adweek’s Hot List - Hottest Digital Obsession & Hottest Mobile Game
  • Academy of Arts and Science’s D.I.C.E. Awards - Mobile Game of the Year
  • BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards - Best Game
  • GameSpot - Best Mobile Games of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards - Innovation of the Year & Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year
  • GSMA Glomo Awards 2017 - Best Overall Mobile App
  • IGN - Mobile Game of the Year
  • SXSW Gaming Awards - Mobile Game of the Year
  • TechCrunch's Crunchies - Best App of the Year
  • The Game Awards - Best Mobile/Handheld Game & Best Family Game
  • The Game Developers Choice Awards - Best Mobile/Handheld Game

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.

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