The organizers behind 2017’s Pokémon Go Fest in Grant Park are anticipating for a well-spoken lapse to Chicago one year after a festival’s disastrous debut.
Niantic, a developer behind a renouned protracted existence mobile game, announced that Chicago’s Lincoln Park will offer as a North American venue for a 2018 three-city debate with stops in Germany and Japan.
Titled “Pokémon Go Fest 2018: A Walk in a Park,” a eventuality is scheduled for Jul 14 and 15. It will underline a 1.8-mile-long outside march with “physical installations and disdainful activities” as good as “a singular and immersive gameplay knowledge not seen in any of Niantic’s prior live events,” The Verge reported on Monday.
For Pokémon fans, however, a many expected facilities are expected arguable dungeon use and diversion servers that can hoop a strong swell in users.
Last year’s single-day eventuality captivated a sold-out throng of 20,000 though was tormented by technical issues that caused a diversion to crash. Niantic apologized by refunding tickets and arising attendees $100 value of in-game rewards. The association also faced a $1.5 million class-action lawsuit to cover hotel bills and transport expenses.
“After removing off to a rough start in Chicago final year, we hosted a series of record-setting events in Japan, Korea, and cities opposite Europe with assemblage that ranged from tens of thousands to some-more than 2 million,” pronounced Niantic CEO John Hanke in a statement. “We are vehement to be returning to Chicago for a U.S. event.”
One-day tickets for Lincoln Park’s arriving Pokémon Go Fest will cost $20 and go on sale May 11 during 11 a.m. by Pokémon Go Fest’s central website.
- Pokémon Go Fest is entrance behind to Chicago this summer [The Verge]
- I went to a Pokémon Go Fest, and it was a disaster [The Verge]
- A demeanour behind during a first-ever Pokémon Go Fest [Curbed Chicago]