Pokémon Go Companion Social App Campfire Will Roll Out Globally Soon, Says Niantic
Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, has announced the global rollout of the Campfire social app in the coming days. The app will provide the Niantic community with a new way to experience real-world gameplay, encounters, and events, providing people with a way to experience creations, locations, and experiences. The company has been beta testing the Campfire social app with Ingress members for the past few months. It has now been confirmed that the company will soon begin testing the experience for all Niantic games and players around the world.
According to an announcement made by Niantic, the Campfire social app will be rolling out globally in the coming days. The application has been live in Ingress for several months. However, the company also claims that it will contact all Niantic game players around the world soon. Meanwhile, the next thing to note is that Niantic will begin testing this experience with select groups of Pokémon Go players throughout the summer, according to the company.
Additionally, Niantic has yet to confirm a specific launch date for the Campfire app, but asked users to stay tuned to their social media channels for future availability.
As mentioned, the core concept of the app is to allow Pokémon Go players to discover other players in their region, send messages to each other, share content, and organize their own events and meetups. Before that, these players used other social media platforms such as Discord for communication.
The app starts with a dynamic map of the user’s area with gaming experiences and activities of friends and other players dropped off at specific locations nearby. And then it allows people, events, communities, and direct and group messages to be added to the game. The Campfire social app also offers real-world activities for Pokémon Go players.
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