A little while back, dataminers uncovered information in a new update to Pokémon GO that suggested the impending release of the Hoenn region Pokémon in the game, though nothing has yet come of it. Pokémon GO has continued to evolve and change gradually over time, although it’s been a while since the game has seen any sort of sizable update after the addition of Legendaries and Raid Battles. Even so, recent comments from Niantic’s CEO, John Hanke, suggest that this may change soon.

Hanke recently talked to Business Weekly about the app, and laid out a rough plan for what we can expect to see in the game in the coming months. First off was a hint that more Pokémon are coming, likely referring to the Gen III Pokémon that have been found in the game’s code already. Here’s what was said:

There is a lot of Pokémon that have not yet been launched. So, I think the next secret weapon will be launch of the next Pokémon generation. I hope the players will soon see them.

As for the future, meaning 2018 and on, Hanke mentioned the team is “planning on developing a new battle mode” when asked about the implementation of PvP battles, and he also expressed desire to increase social interactions within the app now that Raid Battles are in the game.

What do you think? Do you still play Pokémon GO? How long do you think it’ll be before we see these features? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via comicbook.com]