Pokemon Go: The dream features we want to see in the next updateA designated Poke-Go-er? Like any mobile game, Pokemon Go will be constantly updated with new features. CNET's Sean Hollister, Caitlin Petrakovitz and Mike Sorrentino discuss the dream features they hope Niantic builds in its next update during this excerpt...
[MUSIC] Alright, a couple of people in our chat, features they would want to see in the future. Hertzing hopes we can have trainer battles. Chabaz, hope I said his name right, asked if we would ever be able to change our team. Is there a feature, any feature you would want. Going forward, that we don't have currently in this mobile game. I mean it's not a feature, it's kind of a feature. So what I really really really want for Pokemon Go, is I want a carpool mode. I want a mode, you turn it on, and you say, I'm in the passenger seat of the car, or I'm in the driver seat of a car playing this game, I'm handing my phone to my friend. Woah no driving while playing Pokemon. The point is if you hand your phone to a friend and you get stardust or something like that for being a responsible person and not playing. So this is something where you press the button and it basically disables all the features of Pokemon Go Just keeps your phone on, you hand it to your friend and you get some star dust for being the designated drive in the car and not playing the damn game. Because the game right now, you can play it while driving. It is extremely dangerous and there's nothing to stop it. I mean, in a previous game [UNKNOWN] made, Ingres, there was a speed limit. Where if you went past a certain speed It would disable some of the games features but right now I can be going 80 down the highway. And if I see a Pikachu on the other lane, I can tap on it and I can try to catch it. And it's kinda crazy that it lets me do that. It just doesn't count your steps right? Your- It doesn't count your steps. Distance travelled. If you do over certain speeds, if you do things that aren't, there's all kinds. Folks on Reddit trying to figure out exactly how that counting steps works. But, we do know that over certain speeds it doesn't work. But also, even with Ingress, even with the speed limit. People would be okay, I can't drive over fifteen miles an hour. I guess I'll drive fifteen miles an hour around this place and catch my Pokemon or hack my portals in Ingress. And it's just dangerous and they don't need to be dangerous. Just incentivize. Playing responsibly. Not playing while there's a driver in the car. That's a good one. Don't drink and drive. Don't text and drive. Do not Pokemon Go and drive. That's correct. Do not Pokemon Go and drive. Caitlin, what's your dream feature? I don't know. I haven't really thought that much about it. Good question. I don't know, I guess I just miss the tracking. [BLANK_AUDIO] So anything that brings me some semblance of that back would be spectacular I guess. For me the reason why I enjoyed using those things is because I'm not such, I'm a casual player. So it wasn't like I was being. look theres a nest of XYZ over there but like guys I really want Pikachu. If I could like find a thing to show me where he was. I want him. I want certain ones. I wish I knew the creatures that I can only find in different since I was Sand Diego Comic Recently and there was all kinds of fire Pokemon I could never find in New York. Up here. You guys are the land of zoo bat. I have seen more zoo bat in San Francisco than I've seen in anywhere of so far. Even in New York which is plenty of zoo bat there too. But there's probably something. Maybe there's a seal that I could find more often here Here or. If you're in LA, go to the La Brea Tar Pits. They have exactly the Pokemon you would expect to find there. Let me pull up this other one too. This is great. What is it? I couldn't see it. I'll show it to you in just a sec too. So, just take a look Look at this. Grimer. This is exactly what you would expect to find, this is exactly what you'd expect to find [CROSSTALK] Wasn't that one that everyone's like, where is it? How do I find it? Ditto. Ditto. God. Nobody knows, nobody's got a ditto I don't think. Is he part of the 151 or whatever? Yeah, he's part of the 151. And did the guy who said he caught all of them have a ditto? No. No, when he said all, he meant 146. That's not even close. There's no trace. No ditto, no Mu or Mu 2 yet. [MUSIC]