Pokémon Go: Niantic says Gyms need to be reworked
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Pokémon Go: Niantic says Gyms need to be reworked


Needs more bench press?

Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs says the game’s Gyms need to be worked.

“The gym portion needs a lot more work, and we are trying to improve it and make a bigger change to how the system works,” Product Manager Tatsuo Nomura told Polygon. “Overall, I think we need a little bit more time to think through how we do it.

“We needed to define [gyms] in a way that works in a mobile game. For example, we didn’t have … there’s no non-playable characters. That’s not how the game works. We’re an MMO, and we expect people to play with other people.

“We expected more people to play that portion, and a lot of that is game balancing and just mechanics-wise, there’s some part of that that needs refinement.”

Nomura also said Niantic is hard at work to bring trading into the mobile title. Niantic also recently confirmed that Legendary Pokémon will feature in the game before the end of 2017.

Pokémon Go is available now on iOS and Android devices.

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