Pokemon Go maker Niantic has announced plans for the launch of its monster-catching game in China.
The firm told the Financial Times that he would bring the augmented reality game for China after striking a partnership agreement with a local company NetEase.
Chinese regulations on the online content of the request that foreign companies find a partner for the launch of digital ventures in the country.
Niantic has given no date for when Pokemon would be shot in China.The time of the competition
John Hanke, ceo of the u.s. firm, told the FT that he “absolutely” plans to take its games to China – the worlds largest mobile phone market.
The 2016 launch of Pokemon Go and its great popularity has left the company cash rich, ” he said, and in a good position to expand.
Also, it has added a recent round of funding has raised $ 200 million (£148 million) from investors, which would also be the expansion of the fuel.
The Pokemon game involves the players using their smartphones, to find and capture the game is the holder of the monsters in the real world. They then use the captive creatures to fight other players. The augmented reality (AR) technology inserts the monsters when people see the world through their phone’s camera.
The number of players has decreased sharply since Pokemon launch, said Mr. Hanke, but there was a “solid” core of players who had stuck with the game.
The technical and policy expertise of Niantic had amassed at the launch of Pokemon to Go serve him well as he developed more games, he said.
The next great game, as it plans to launch will be based around the very popular Harry Potter series of stories. This game has the potential to appeal to a very wide range of people, ” he said.
The game is scheduled for the second half of 2018.
Niantic could do in the face of increased competition in 2018 from Google, Apple, Facebook, and Snap-all of whom have published AR toolkits for developers. In addition, in China, the giant of e-commerce Alibaba has announced plans to use augmented reality to help the business partners.