Pokémon Go and Ingress developer Niantic has just announced an interesting new partnership with the Knight Foundation. During a number of community events across the United States, gamers will be able to interact with special features.
The event in Charlotte will feature 16 PokéStops.
The first event will kick off on Sunday, May 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In a 2.5-mile area at the Open Streets 704 Festival, Pokémon Go players will be able to interact with 16 PokéStops and two Gyms selected by the City of Charlotte at significant locations along the path. All of the PokéStops will be physically marked.
During the Open Streets festival, car traffic will temporarily be cut off so the streets can be used for walking, bicycling, and more. Niantic promised future events in other cities.
“We founded Niantic to give people the chance to connect with the world around them using technology and games in innovative ways,” said John Hanke, CEO, Niantic, Inc. “The partnership with The Knight Foundation is a great forum to explore how technology can drive civic engagement.”
After arriving last summer, the hugely popular game grabbed almost $1 billion in revenue before the end of 2016. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
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