GDC 30 has just announced on their official site that the Pokemon GO Presentation titled Catch 'Em All: 'Pokemon GO' and Real World Gaming has been cancelled. Niantic CEO John Hianke, who was supposed to lead the session issued a statement to GameSpot on March 3 that the cancellation of the event is due to Niantic’s preparation to launch the Pokemon Go.
"We have decided to forego our GDC talk on Pokemon Go in order to focus on getting the product ready for beta test and launch. 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," he said.
GI.biz reported last week that an additional $5 million was raised by Niantic to the original $20 million funding from Nintendo, Google, and The Pokemon Company. The additional funds came from Niantic’s new partners Alsop Louie Partners, You & Mr Jones, Fuji TV and angel investors Cyan and Scott Banister, and Lucas Nealan.
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Early this month, Nintendo News reported that Niantic CEO John Hanke will give an in-depth 30-minute Pokemon GO presentation session called “Catch ‘Em All: Pokemon GO and Real World Gaming”in the Game Developer Conference that will be held between March 14 and 18 at San Francisco, CA. Hanke is set to bring Pokemon to our world through the augmented reality mobile app Pokemon GO.
Hanke revealed in his previous interviews that the idea for Pokemon GO originated from an April Fools’ joke made by Google three years ago, the Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge. This prompted Hanke and The Pokemon Company to collaborate and make something in the coming years – and that’s Pokemon GO.
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Pokemon GO will allow you to catch and train Pokemon in the real world. All you have to do is direct the new Bluetooth wearable device called Pokemon GO Plus created by Nintendo. This external device will light up and beep when it sense a Pokemon near you. The Android and iOS device is still needed to play the game though.
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