Pokemon Go may not have invented the AR mobile game but they certainly popularised it. For two months in the summer of 2016, Pokemon Go united the world with the goal of sneaking into your neighbor’s garden looking for AR pocket monsters.
The mainstream fad ended as summer passed but that hasn’t stopped developers from making their own versions of Pokemon Go and unfortunately, they haven’t all been quite as successful as the original.
Just this year we’ve seen both Transformers: Heavy Metal and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite both games attached to bigger big licensed IPs have shut down their servers due to a lack of player interest. Transformers didn’t even make $1000 USD before it was shut down.
Despite this, however, there are still many Pokemon Go-style AR games either on the market or coming soon from a number of different franchises including Dragon Quest Walk and The Witcher: Monster Slayer. This leads to a big question why are there so many Pokemon Go clones especially if so many of them end up shutting down? If you want to know the answer, you can consider subscribing to our newsletter and read the full article for free just by putting your email address in the box below:
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