Did you like see new red faction in Ingress Prime?
What exactly would a third faction really add to the game without massive overhaul changes? Many areas barely have enough active players to support two competitive communities or build L8 farms, let alone three. The game is far too lacking in overall playerbase for a third faction.
an AI faction would be fun tho... the old blue vs green isnt all that funny anymore :/ there are cities that win the cell year in year out with massive fields, where is the fun in that? my city also dominates the cell since 2017 because frogs in my town stopped play many.. so there is no real competition anymore which kinda takes away the fun playing ingress today.... and add all problems with prime still freezes etc... ugh
In pokemon there is this faction that infects portals that u have to battle to neutralize them.. similar in ingress would be fun that both teams have to fight against if a third faction random infected portals and stole xm around it or something..... who knows
In each city there are many agents who could not take root in either the green fraction or the blue. Therefore, they desperately need a third faction. Moreover, imagine how much more interesting the gameplay will be, there will be clandestine unions, there will be secret agreements, there will be a real war. I am scared to see how many of today's players do not have certain things in order to understand the gameplay, not only with three but also with two factions. Therefore, so many dislikes.