Pokemon Go is a huge success for American developers Niantic. But even before fans swept the environment with their smartphones to capture the legendary Japanese pocket monsters, Niantic had AR iron on fire with Ingress. The gameplay is the same: Players move in the real world with their smartphones and perform tasks.
with Ingress Prime Niantic is now trying to create successors that leave the game largely untouched, but on increasing accessibility and friendly AI sets, which must evolve through contact with players with great determination. Netflix also launched an anime series related to the AR game plot.
This increase occurred before the launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which brought the beloved wizard franchise to the world of AR. Because Niantic has combined findings from Pokemon Go in developing Ingress Prime, you might be able to draw conclusions from the new game in Harry Potter.
We participate in information events about Ingress Prime and learn a lot of details about the game, which we want to present to you here.
This is how Ingress Prime works
The story of Ingress Prime is taken from its predecessor and quickly described: The mysterious one Exotic Material, XM for the short term, found throughout the world. Now, two factions are debating the use of this substance.
The Enlightened believes that XM is a gift for humanity who must turn to the next stage of evolution with the help of Mighty Matter. Resistance, on the other hand, regards XM as unpredictable and demands that material be collected and investigated before deciding what to do next.
The player decides to start for one of the two factions and then moves as agent in the field to collect XM, control competing nodes and enemy agents. And yes, they really got into the field!
Also provide Events in the worldlike anomalies, for change. In addition, as with Pokemon Go, it is also held by Niantic mass events. Because of that, many are designed for togetherness and opposition from the players. A special feature is that event winner groups such as anomalies encourage the life story of Ingress Prime in their favor. This provides another incentive to help the faction itself towards victory.
The new AR feature is currently being developed for Ingress Prime: One Maps directly from the areawhich we can present on the smartphone camera at our living room table.
In new story hub Historical progress is always displayed in the application, so that new players are immediately updated. The developer follows the community's desire to offer better entry-level hospitality.
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Easier to understand
Niantic explained that they used feedback from their predecessors to improve Ingress Prime. Above all that Ease of use of the user interface. To make it more intuitive, the "original AI" in Ingress Prime also returned.
Every faction gets its own little child AI helper. This AI must be adaptive and adaptive, depending on how the player communicates with it.
UI Ingress has been overhauled for Ingress Prime. Furthermore, The inventory system was revisedbecome clearer and easier to use.
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For data consumption
In AR games, questions about data usage are always interesting. After all, no one wants to change his cellphone contract to hunger data to calm the application.
According to Niantic, however, the initial entry is limited. Ingress developer leader, Scot Frank stated that he played in the surrounding range one gigabyte of data consumption per month is. This is quite acceptable considering today's contracts, which range from one to 30 GB. How much of this coincides with the reality of playfulness will be displayed after the launch.
Too energy hunger has become a problem in Ingress. Given the complex design of the UI, it must be feared that rechargeable batteries will run faster under the weight of Ingress Prime. Niantic explained that they continue to work to optimize their playing energy.
Trials for Harry Potter: Unite Wizards?
With Harry Potter: Unite Wizards is after Pokemon Go another AR game with a strong franchise behind in Niantic under development. In the question and answer session, therefore, the question arises, is it the developer Ingress Prime as a test environment use.
According to Niantic, the findings of all its predecessors were also included in the substitute product. For example, they use information from the development and support of Pokemon Go to improve Ingress Prime. It will not be different from Ingress Prime and then Harry Potter appears: Unite Wizards.
This can involve live events where players have to do things together. We can also get AI to learn on the side of Harry Potter, who later appears in the role of familiar character characters, like Dumbledore. But also the integration of new AR features such as the map mentioned above can be imagined.
The immersive spell feature, such as swinging a smartphone to remove certain incantations or announcing an HP franchise about known spells, is almost a good thing. However, it should be noted that our statement in the previous two paragraphs is speculation.
The success of AR even without big brands behind?
According to Niantic, new entrances should not be misunderstood as a test environment, the developer wants Ingress Prime as independent game market. Another asker on the info program wanted to know exactly whether the AR-Games might just be very successful with a strong brand behind.
Niantic sees this differently: They believe that there are many AR fans who can't do anything with Pokemon and Harry Potter and therefore would prefer something "neutral", that is their own brand like Ingress Prime.
Ingress Prime is now available for Android and iOS and is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
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