Pokemon Go NEWS: Free update adds item that TRANSFORMS your Trainer
NIANTICPokemon Go players get a free T-shirt
Pokemon Go fans will soon receive a new wardrobe item that will transform Trainers.
As part of an imminent Niantic update, Pokemon Go fans will receive the free Global Goals T-shirt.
The new item will be released in a bid to raise awareness of the Global Goals initiative for Sustainable Development.
"In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which set out to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030," reads a Niantic statement.
"Earlier this year, we announced a set of Pokemon GO game locations in collaboration with Global Goals during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
"Each of these 17 PokeStops represented the individual Global Goals, shedding light on the causes that they stand for and on our mission to foster discovery around the world."
The next step for Niantic is the release of the Global Goals T-shirt.
"Soon, we’ll be adding an all-new avatar item to your wardrobe–the Global Goals shirt," the statement continues.
"This free shirt gives you and the millions of Trainers around the world the opportunity to stand with us as we look to show our support for initiatives that make the world a better place like the Global Goals.
"We hope everyone will join us in having their avatar wear the Global Goals shirt proudly to show their support and spread awareness for these critically important Goals."
The news comes as Pokemon Go prepares to benefit from the release of new AR technology in the upcoming range of iPhones.
The cameras on the iPhone 8 Plus are said to have been custom tuned for AR.
But despite the improvements to AR, Niantic boss and Pokemon Go creator John Hanke still thinks the technology is limited.
In fact, Hanke thinks that AR glasses are the future of augmented reality.
"Glasses are coming," he said. "They are hard and it will take a while but we will get them and once we do, we won’t go back."
"Imagine buildings, offices, homes, cities and transportation with live, dynamic interfaces customized to you and what you want to do.
"The billions of dollars a year that we spend on physical signs, directories, schedules, and all of the other ‘UI’ that we need to navigate the physical world won’t be needed and will be replaced with digital overlays with far greater functionality.
"And yes, colourful animated creatures can inhabit our backyards and parks, waiting to be discovered."