The developer of the world-famous real-world smartphone game Pokemon Go, Niantic, has announced their new game NBA All-World. As you expect from Niantic, it is going to be a free-to-play geolocation-based augmented reality mobile game and be the first of its kind.
According to the announcement on NBA.com, Niantic, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) are partnering to create an original AR mobile game like Pokemon Go. The game’s name will be NBA All-World, and it will place NBA fans from all around the world into the real-world metaverse.
You may be wondering how the NBA All-World is going to work. It is easy to say that it will be similar to Pokemon GO and other releases by Niantic. The game will fill the map with various points of interest. In addition, the game will offer PvP battling and location control. When you look at the game’s website, you can see these words:
NBA All-World unleashes the new era of Hoops. Get outside, step into the sneakers of today’s NBA stars, and go one-on-one against the best players in the world. Explore your neighborhood while competing in mini-games to become King of the Court.
NBA All-World will be free-to-play, but it includes in-game purchases. This means you’ll be able to dress your characters by purchasing brand-named custom clothes. This feature is explained with the following words on the game’s official website:
Be on the lookout for sneaker & gear drops to flex your style & increase the performance of your squad.
In the announcement, it is also highlighted that the game will be the first of its kind. Senior Producer at Niantic, Marcus Matthews, says about this issue: “NBA All-World represents an industry first in sports games, as an original, real-world AR game that will appeal to casual and core NBA fans alike.“
NBA All-World is going to be released for both iOS and Android. The game is also one of several projects by Niantic alongside Pokemon Go-like Peridot and Transformers: Heavy Metal.