With the game developer Niantic’s Pokemon GO still making bank by generating a huge sum of revenue in 2017, it makes sense as to why other companies are attempting to emulate the popular augmented reality game’s success by tweaking its formula in different ways. Speaking of which, Universal Studios and Ludia have now revealed that its PoGO-like ARG Jurassic World Alive is set for release at some point during the spring of this year.
As seen below in the teaser trailer for Jurassic World Alive, fans are given the idea that the forthcoming title will be similar to Pokemon GO, but instead of catching and collecting Pokemon, the objective is to track, accumulate, and battle with dinosaurs. According to the clip, the Jurassic Park-branded ARG is coming to Android and iOS devices, with interested players able to pre-register at the title’s official website in order to receive an in-game incubator as a reward at launch.
According to a press release, Jurassic World Alive will have players take on a role in the Dinosaur Protection Group and be tasked with saving dinosaurs from yet another extinction by tracking them, collecting DNA samples, and breeding new hybrid species. What’s more is that these new types of dinosaurs are capable of being fought against another player’s creations in PvP arena battles, which is a much-requested feature yet to be implemented by Niantic in Pokemon GO.
All things considered, with the popularity of the Jurassic Park franchise backing Jurassic World Alive, it’s quite possible that the forthcoming ARG from Ludia will go on to be a smashing success with dinosaur lovers and fans of the property. That said, though, there’s also the possibility of the title’s gameplay not living up to expectations, as it could very well be a quick cash grab tie-in to be used as a promotional venture to make people more aware of the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is set to debut in June of this year.
The Pokemon GO-like Jurassic World Alive is set for release in spring 2018 for Android and iOS devices.
Source: Jurassic World Alive – YouTube