It's becoming a ghost town for Ingress in many areas. Just a handful of players left. When they decide to pull the plug many people will just switch over to one of the other games that doesn't require driving and there's actual teams that play. All they use is Ingress for now is to help build their other games. I'm not sure they even care about Ingress.
Mention of Ingress in BBC News article
I mean you're not wrong, but (to save everyone a click) it really is just a single sentence on the side to explain PoGo more:
Pokémon Go is based on technology from Google Maps and Niantic's first game, Ingress - a capture the flag-style multiplayer game where teams battled to control territories.
Ingress requires driving? I don’t drive and play just fine.
Until I find someone dumb enough to co-host an Ingress podcast with me, I’ll have to continue to look for these scraps of mentions.
Might work fine for you, but for many players in suburban and rural areas, especially those who live in areas of poor mass transit, driving to play is pretty much necessary.
Not good that he referred to Ingress activity in the past tense (battled).
Yeah, we have public transport pretty good in most places in the UK.
Lack of events proves otherwise hanke
Ingres died. There are no Smurfs left in my city. In many cities there is not a single frog left, and somewhere has been empty for years.
The good uncle who spoke in the article doesn’t know much about the situation in the products his company produces.
I do wonder if hanke is fully aware of todays situation in ingress with all issues and problems and how he plans to do with everything ?
He has people to do that for him I imagine.
It's not game-over for Pokemon Go by a long-shot. And I'm going to guess the same thing that kept Ingress alive so far will keep it going. Hanke is sentimental about it.
But that doesn't mean he's going to invest a ton of money into it, if it can't show promise of return.
"Battled" past tense. Makes it sound like the game doesn't exist anymore. Can't even add in any free advertising to get some of the new agents we desperately need.
I gotta drive to get to portals...but once I get to those areas, hundred+ portals for triangles to pop up in. mmmm...triangles
If anything, ace wants to send new players to the more profitable pogo.
I think that’s more an error by the journalist.
I hardly believe there's someone thinking that PoGO is dying.
money talks, especially when you have investors to keep happy and Niantic has a lot of them.
Ingress is not a game that requires walking.
It is a game that requires movement.
Players move in the way that best suits them at the time.
If you are downtown, you will definitely walk.
If you are in a park with bike lanes, bike is the way to go.
If you want to quickly overrun a suburban stronghold, use a car.
For anomalies, mission days, and large operations, head there by plane, ship, or rail.
That's all there is to it.
Well, PGO has also lost most of the users it gained in the frenzy 2016.
And not once did they surpass them in later years.
Well, the numbers came back a bit in 2017-2018, but the users and accounts don't match the numbers, but PGO players get red-faced and angry when I point that out.
From that point of view, the total number of users will continue to decrease in all games, so there might be a small increase in India, but more than that, there will be a decrease in players in developed countries.
Also, it's going to be hard for Niantic's games to spread in India with the mainstream smartphone low-specs.
It is estimated that there are currently around 700 million smartphone users in India.
But a good percentage of their smartphones have specifications below even the entry level of smartphones in developed countries.
If we really want to see widespread adoption in India, we need to program a Snapdragon 21x with 3GB of RAM that runs lightly and has adequate graphics.
But in reality, these will work with lower quality graphics, but not at a satisfactory level.
Ingress lived quite well in Russia before the shutdown. New players came, held various meetings, organized OPS, traveled to other cities :)
The topic about spoofers and Niantic's inactivity came from here, from Moscow.
We played Ingress before the innovation of idiotic links under the fields (that's exactly what discouraged many people to continue playing).
And even both factions have already covered the capital of Russia with their fields after disabling Ingress :)
Maybe give us the game, and then we'll be on our own? Чего добру зря пропадать :))))
The article is updated now to be present tense of “battle”
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Maybe some annoying Agent got in contact with the journalist.
I can't see that
It’s been updated since the original was posted to say “battle” now.
Sure pokemon has lost alot of players over the years but there are still so many left its still their nr.1 game in terms of revenue so no worries there that the game will die off anytime soon.
Depends on market. My box is insane. It's almost as much action in a week than smaller anomalies.