Niantic hosted a panel at Comic Con where it unveiled some new features that are both coming to and planned for Pokémon Go. It was originally supposed to have quite a small panel, but after the explosion of popularity of Pokémon Go since its release, it secured a spot in Hall H.
During the panel, Niantic's CEO and founder, John Hanke, spoke with Chris Hardwick about the game's launch and the plans for the future. One thing that may make Pokémon Go players sit up is the plan to add new Pokémon.
"Beyond first generation, there are some others that may make their way into our universe," he said. He added that there's no real specific time frame in mind though, stating, "We're looking forward to finding interesting ways to make that happen in the coming months and years."
What seems to be more pressing is to find a way to make Pokéstops a bigger part of the game. Hanke said that he thinks it would be interesting if players could modify the function of a Pokéstop. "That's a pretty cool idea that you can acquire an object that changes the function of a pokéstop and gives it a new ability," he said. For example, one could become a healing Pokécentre.
Niantic has also been talking about the possibility of adding Pokémon breeding, and is currently working on adding trading and training.
Finally, Niantic revealed the leaders of the various teams, so now you have a person to side with.