Pokemon Go Niantic has announced a partnership with the Knight Foundation to foster engagement with community events in the US.
The objective of the connection is to “promote civic engagement within public spaces” about the country through the use of Niantic’s augmented realistic look titles. The first such event is being stored in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 7 as part of Open up Streets 704, a culture festival in which streets are closed off to automobile traffic for recreational use by cyclists, runners, and the common public. Pokemon Go players will be able to interact with 16 PokeStops and two Gyms selected by the city of Charlotte, which will be designated with physical markers. The event tests from 1 PM to 5 PM Eastern Time.
John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, had the following to say regarding the collaboration:
“We founded Niantic to give people the chance to connect with the world about them using era and video games in sophisticated ways. The connection with The Knight Foundation is a great forum to discover how era can generate civic engagement.”
The Pokemon Company has also announced a limited-time event for all players this weekend. From May 5 to May 8, Pokemon Go players will encounter more Grass-type Pokemon while using the app.
Since its release in July 2016, Pokemon Go has been downloaded over 650 zillion times and retains roughly 65 zillion monthly powerful users. The game was updated this final February with over 80 new monsters from the series’ second era titles, Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal. Details on other culture boat charters being stored by Niantic and the Knight Foundation will be announced at a later date.