Despite the lack of resources afforded to Ingress, the game has managed to retain a strong community base - let's see if Ingress Prime can build on that as well as bring new players to the fold. Along with Ingress Prime, Niantic is now developing an AR game set in the Harry Potter universe.
You might know Niantic best for Pokemon GO, but its first game, Ingress, laid the foundations. There's also a series of anime to go along with the game that will be wrapped in with other storytelling media just like with Ingress today. It will also boast new augmented reality features created to make better use of modern smartphone cameras.
Over the weekend, Niantic revealed that it is preparing a new update for "Ingress".
The launch of Ingress Prime in 2018 will kick off a massive new story arc, beginning a brand new narrative for Agents worldwide.
Niantic CEO John Hanke took stock of the jump between where Ingress is now as a game and where Ingress Prime wants to be as a multi-platform consumption experience. Neighborhoods and cities around the world are transformed into an interactive experience filled with mystery, intrigue, and adventure.
Ingress Prime will be available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices in 2018.
Ingress launched back in 2012, set in a sci-fi universe where players are divided into two factions, The Enlightened and The Resistance, and must collaborate to discover and capture Portals disguised as public art and landmarks in the real world. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, Inc., spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo.
The first teaser is mostly cinematic in nature, and doesn't dive into the updates and new features, but it's still a very cool introduction to the world of Ingress for newer players... For one thing, it is also planning on launching its third AR title, "Harry Potter: Wizards Unit", next year.