NBA All-World, a globe-trotting basketball game, is coming from Pokémon Go devs Niantic

Image through Niantic

Niantic has tailored a number of properties for the cell gaming market. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is perhaps shut down now, however Pokémon Go continues to be going sturdy. Even Geralt of Rivia bought an on-the-go game with The Witcher: Monster Slayer. Next up for Niantic is one thing that already exists in the actual world: basketball.

According to the official web site, NBA All-World will see you “get outside, step into the sneakers of today’s NBA stars, and go 1v1 against the best players in the world.” Niantic’s model of cell video games is all about augmented actuality, and All-World will problem you to “explore your neighborhood while competing in mini-games to become king of the court.” Gameplay particulars are scarce, but it surely’s straightforward to think about the idea of Pokémon Go’s gyms swapped out for basketball courts. Real-world sporting items shops have additionally been talked about as best problem places.

Completing basketball challenges and successful 1v1 matches may even web you in-game prizes. “Sneaker and gear drops” might be a part of the cosmetics on provide, letting you “flex your style and increase the performance of your squad.” While the location doesn’t point out microtransactions, it’s straightforward to image the game providing these “gear drops” for real-world cash too. Pokémon Go’s PokéCoins may be each earned in-game or bought with precise cash, for instance.

In phrases of how this can truly look in your cell system, we don’t actually know something at the moment. The announcement trailer doesn’t give any additional particulars. It solely serves to set the tone for the game, exhibiting the earth slowly morphing into a large basketball floating in area. You can watch that for your self beneath.

NBA All-World doesn’t have a set launch date at once, however you possibly can nonetheless pre-register on the game’s web site. You can enter your e-mail, date of delivery, and area to remain updated on all the long run bulletins from Niantic.