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Pokémon Go GDC Presentation Canceled

by Mike Futter on Mar 03, 2016 at 02:51 AM

Update: Niantic Games has provided an explanation for the cancelation of its GDC talk. The company says it's focusing on getting the game ready for beta test.

"We have decided to forego our GDC talk on Pokémon GO in order to focus on getting the product ready for beta test and launch," says Niantic CEO John Hanke. "As much as we hate to disappoint those in the industry attending GDC, we feel our time and energy right now are best spent on making sure every aspect of the product is where we want it to be." 

Original Story:

We were hoping to catch new information about The Pokémon Company’s upcoming augmented reality adventure at GDC, but apparently we have to wait a bit longer. According to the event schedule, the Pokémon Go presentation has been canceled.

Announced last year, Pokémon Go is due out in 2016 and will use global positioning and an option wrist wearable developed by Nintendo. The software is being created by Niantic Labs, which created the augmented reality game Ingress.

The presentation, which was to be given by Niantic CEO John Hanke, would have been our first real look at how the game will work. We’ve reached out to Niantic and The Pokémon Company to inquire about the cancelation. We’ll update should we receive a response.

For more, check out our hopes and fears for The Pokémon Company's ambitious endeavor.

[Source: GDC]