Niantic, NBA, and NPBA have just announced NBA All-World, which is an "original augmented reality mobile game." It's a game that will apparently place NBA fans into a "real-world metaverse", which definitely does not send a shiver down my spine. The game is a free-to-play officially licensed geolocation baseball title that will allow players to find, challenge, and compete against NBA basketball players in their own neighborhoods. Once players prove themselves to the pros, the NBA players can then be recruited to their team.
“NBA All-World represents an industry first in sports games, as an original, real-world AR game that will appeal to casual and core NBA fans alike,” said Marcus Matthews, Senior Producer at Niantic. “We’re creating and designing a game that empowers players to represent where they’re from and showcase the culture of their neighborhood.”
Players who like outfitting their players will be able to do so in-game with custom apparel, which will definitely be an avenue for Niantic, NBA, and NPBA to make a ton of money with.
“Through our partnership with Niantic, NBA All-World will provide fans across the globe the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the energy and excitement of the NBA,” said Matt Holt, Head of Consumer Products at the NBA. “Evident in the name of the game itself, we look forward to engaging with our fans around the world through this captivating experience.”
If this sounds like something you're interested in, be sure to go to the official website and pre-register. You'll be notified once it's available in your country.
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