Pokémon Go may have faded from its phenomenal popularity in 2016, but it is still being played around the world. The amazing story of Pokémon Go has been the subject of an interview with President of Pokémon Co. Tsunekazu Ishihara, and it has brought to light a possible new device for playing the game with.
Pokémon Co. co-developed the highly successful smartphone game, but Nikkei staff writer Yuji Nitta asked about the accidents people were involved in while playing the game outdoors. Social media and the internet in general were full of stories like this at Go‘s peak, and this device would be something to tackle the subject.
Ishihara notes a previous device, Pokémon Go Plus, as one way of tackling the attention drawn by a game on your smartphone screen. Pokémon Go Plus was wearable and helped you to more passively play the game outdoors, so perhaps this new device will go further in the safety aspect. Take a look at Ishihara’s response:
“To avoid the danger, we also released “Pokémon Go Plus,” the smartphone-linked wearable device, so that “Pokémon Go” players do not have to always be looking down at their smartphone screens. Together with Nintendo, we are thinking of developing a new device that can be played more safely.”
The device in question could be something that lets the game auto-play, so that you just have to look back at the phone every now and then to see which Pokémon you’ve passed, then deal with them – similar to picking up Miis in StreetPass on your 3DS. That’s just one idea, though – if you have an idea for how you would like a new device to compliment Pokémon Go, let us know in the comments!
Source: Nikkei Asian Review