The future is now!

You never know who you're going to be sitting next to on your next flight. In the case of Doctor PoGo - a high-level Pokémon GO player - it ended up being none other than Niantic CEO John Hanke.

As well as being a throughly nice bloke, Hanke was willing to share some information with Doctor PoGo about the future of the popular monster-catching smartphone game.

The most obvious thing to come is the introduction of Gen IV, which isn't a massive revelation given that we've had a steady stream of new monsters since launch. More interesting is that Hanke confirms that a 'Player versus Player' system is in the works - although he stopped short of giving any kind of deadline for when we can expect to see it in the game.

Hanke also said that "something" is being done to make maps more raid-friendly, although he didn't give any specific details. The game's level cap will be increased, too, and soon you'll be able to submit locations to be considered for PokéStops.

That's not all, though; Hanke also confirmed that Niantic is taking action against players who use spoofing techniques to fool the game about their location, and that bans will be handed out to players who do this.

He also said that Pokémon GO Fest 2.0 is indeed in development, which seems to back up the rumours that an event in taking place in Germany this year.