Niantic is launching a social network called Campfire to support the game Pokémon GO.
According to The Verge, the developer of Pokémon Go, Niantic, has created a social networking app for its games, and it should be out soon. The app, called Campfire, will begin rolling out worldwide in the coming days.
Campfire was originally announced in May and has been in beta with Ingress past few months. The first rollout will be available to select groups of Pokémon GO throughout the summer.
Campfire’s mechanics are a map with information about nearby in-game events and activities that, in theory, helps with finding players or arranging meetups with friends. becomes easier.
The app includes a group and private messaging tool for in-game friends; For example, for Pokémon GO, you can text a hunting location to a friend to make it easier to meet. You can also “light flares” at a location to invite nearby players to drop by if something interesting is happening.
The idea of a Niantic-focused social network might seem unnecessary given the existing messaging apps, but it makes sense to some extent given the number of games the company is developing. In addition to Pokémon GO and Ingress, Niantic also features Pikmin Bloom, along with games in development like the virtual pet Peridot game basketball NBA All-World just-announced