Niantic is shutting down its AR Catan game after a year of early access

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pokemon go Developer Niantic is discontinuing its augmented reality game Catan: World Explorershandjob The company announced on Friday (Via Etiquette) AR adaptation of the popular board game katana announced in 2019, world explorer The company’s latest attempt to recreate the magic of pokemon go, But soon it is all coming to an end.


After a year of early access, the game will no longer be playable after November 18th and Niantic says later today that it will “take the game down from the App Store and remove real-money purchases from the store.” For players who stick around, the company says there will be an increase in in-game bonuses for the remaining weeks of the game.

It’s not entirely clear what is to blame for the shutdown, though developers say trade, harvesting and manufacturing adoption katana Known to have real-life (or at least AR layered on top of real-life) game boards proved a challenge. “We’ve become a little too complicated and a little too far from the original katana game,” the developers write.

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Catan: World Explorers meets minecraft earth As another Niantic adaptation that it didn’t quite work out. Company’s vision for Minecraft was similarly ambitious until it was terminated on 30 June. It’s too bad Niantic’s big swing has failed, as its other entries have proved disappointing in our experience. at lunch time, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite felt more like the skin of pokemon go than a meaningful development. There’s no reason why Pokémon should be a particular success hit for AR gaming, but until Niantic or another company can make it work, it looks like Pikachu will remain king.

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