Every kid at some point in his/her life has heard about Pokemon. Or listened to that amazing opening song on Cartoon Network. This is a franchise that has defined a generation and continues to do so. Just look how big the franchise is when compared to Mario or Zelda for that matter. It easily dwarfs them without even an inch of competition.
Pokemon coming to mobiles was inevitable. The smartphone gaming market is growing at an exponential speed by the day and The Pokemon Company wanted a piece of that lucrative pie. So, they partnered with Niantic to make Pokemon Go. Niantic has previously worked on Ingress, an augmented reality game, and TPC wanted to make a mobile game in the same vein. Thus, Pokemon Go was born, an augmented reality game where you could catch various Pokemon using your mobile anywhere. The game has come a long way since its initial release in 2016 and continues to do well financially along with an ever-growing fan base. However, the flames of rumors have started to burn again about it shutting down in 2023. But is it true? Well, let’s dive in and find out!!
Is Pokemon Go Shutting Down in 2023?
Niantic, the developers behind Pokemon Go don’t have any plans for shutting down the game in 2023. Plus, it’s not a decision that they can solely make. Remember, Pokemon Go is a collaboration between Niantic and The Pokemon Company. For the game to end, both companies would have to find a concrete reason to agree and finalize the shutting down of the game.
Apart from the previously said reason, shutting down the game right now wouldn’t make any sense at all. The leadership at both companies would have to be out of their minds to even think about that. Since its release, the game has garnered a huge following all over the world while pumping out obscene amounts of revenue. Pokemon isn’t simply a gaming franchise. It is a media franchise. One so big and influential that even mediocre games developed by Game Freak,(which mind you, it has been doing since mainline games embraced 3D), sell like hotcakes no matter how buggy or horrible a game is. Compared to that, Pokemon Go is a masterpiece that doesn’t even consume that many resources in producing. So, you can set aside your worries for now and rather worry about catching that one pokemon you wish you had.
We hope that this article has cleared your fears about Pokemon Go shutting down in 2023. If you are unable to hear the audio in the game, read this article. Don’t forget to check out VabSaga for the latest in gaming and tech. Game on!!