What's up next?

Pokémon GO developer Niantic held a special panel regarding the game at the recent San Diego Comic-Con where it not only lifted the lid on the identities of the three team leaders but also outlined future plans for the game.

Niantic CEO John Hanke claimed that only around 10 percent of the studio's ideas for the game are in the present version. Coming in the near future are elements such as improved training, enhanced Pokéstops, PokéCenters for healing your monsters and changes which will make it harder to poach gyms from rival teams.

Legendary monsters are also coming - something we kind of knew anyway - but Niantic is waiting until the global release has finished before rolling them out.

Perhaps most important of all is the news that the "three-step" bug is going to be fixed. This refers to the system where you can use a "footstep gauge" to see how far away a particular monster is, but there are numerous reports online that it isn't working for many players. Some have even taken matters into their own hands by creating a site which uses the game's API to show where certain monsters are.

While we're on the topic of things not functioning correctly, Hanke also apologised for the crippling server issues the game has endured since launch, stating that "we weren't provisioned for what happened".

[source eurogamer.net]