This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Pokémon GO has explained the new Virtual Team Lounges for this weekend's summer event, Pokémon GO Fest.
The Virtual Team Lounge is an attempt to recreate the atmosphere and social role of the player lounges that have been set up in real venues for summer events in past years online in this year's virtual event.
Specifically, a special Pokémon Go webpage will provide 24-hour live video feeds and the latest information about the event.
Even though it's a lounge, it doesn't mean you can make new friends, play against each other, or exchange Pokémon remotely. This is an effort to create a sense of unity among players by preparing a special page that is updated in real time and implementing plans for player participation via hashtags, even if it's just an in-game event held virtually.
The main content, video streaming, will begin at 6 a.m. (Japan time) on the 25th. The global kickoff, which will be the opening address, will feature John Hanke, founding CEO of Niantic, the developer and operator of Pokémon Go.
It will be at 6:00am Japan time, which is pretty early, but will be rebroadcast at 4:30pm and 26:00am midnight on the 25th.
Featured events include.
Jul 25, 6:30 a.m.
Behind the Scenes of the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Commercial: featuring Ryan Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Knives Out), director of the global version of the commercial.
Jul 25, 9:30 a.m.
GO Fest Regional Kickoff APAC: The event kicks off for the Asia Pacific region. The APAC team from Niantic greets the audience.
Jul 26, 12:12 a.m.
Pokémon GO: Developer Insights: Matt Slemon, Lead Product Manager for Pokémon Go, talks about what's next for Pokémon Go.
In addition, there are many other contents such as a program by famous Pokémon GO YouTubers, a beginner's guide to GO battle league, AR photography tips and many more. You can check the schedule at the Virtual Team Lounge.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.