Revamped re-release Ingress Prime launched last night for iPhone and Android devices. Additionally, players will be gifted free in-game avatar items in support of Ingress Prime. If you had already played the game before and you have an account, you can just log into the new version after updating the old app into the App Store or PlayStore.
"We are creating a real-world platform that is spanning all of our games", Niantic engineering boss Niniana Wang told me when I asked about the feature coming to Pokmon Go. Players compete as parts of one of two teams, with the game's storylines affected by the outcome of live "Anomaly" events and the performance of both teams. It certainly feels like this could be added to Pokmon Go properly in the near future. It's a code base that can be used for Ingress Prime, Pokmon Go and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Niantic have now announced that Ingress is getting an overhaul.
For the latest tech news and updates follow TechnoCodex on Facebook, Twitter, Google+. And there are now plenty of tools to help you get started in Ingress Prime - including explainer videos, that in-universe fiction series and even the game's upcoming anime show.
The company says it has spent six years working on improving Ingress, and are keen to share with both existing and new players to new innovations introduced in Ingress Prime, which are said to build on the multiplayer gameplay, narrative integration and real-world experiences of the original geared towards veteran and new players. Ingress has always had the image of being a geeky game very few could comprehend, with a mobile app that speaks to that nature.
In Ingress Prime players (dubbed agents) are tasked with visiting virtual portals situated around real-world landmarks in order to collect "Exotic Matter".