Why the Creator of Ultima Stopped Playing Pokemon Go
Richard Garriott drops out--and explains why.
Ultima creator Richard Garriott no longer plays Pokemon Go.
Asked on Twitter to explain why he quit the popular free-to-play game, Garriott said there are a number of reasons, including the game's "grind" and a lack of compelling content.
Time to grind level went past weeks, lack of new/varied content, realization of "steady state end game" saw no real differentiated strategy. https://t.co/qekkhhWV17— Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott) October 30, 2016
Garriott might have left Pokemon Go, but the game remains popular. A recent report claimed it still brings in $2 million every day from its microtransactions. Another report said it made $600 million in its first 90 days; no game has ever made that much, that quickly.
Looking ahead, Niantic has teased new features in the works for Pokemon Go, including possibly a multiplayer battle mode. The developer launched Pokemon Go in July with a smaller set of features so as to note confuse newcomers, the company has suggested.
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