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Pokemon GO developer and NBA announce metaverse mobile game NBA All-World

Published: 14:37, 28 June 2022
NBA All World key art showing globe and basketball
NBA All World key art

Niantic and NBA are bringing a new free-to-play metaverse geolocation basketball game to mobile phones. 

Pokemon GO developer Niantic and NBA have today officially announced a partnership to work on a brand new metaverse basketball game named NBA All-World. The press release suggests that NBA All-world is an entirely new concept and first-of-its-kind game that will place NBA fans into the real-world metaverse. 

It's described as a "geolocation basketball game" where players can find, challenge, and compete against today’s NBA players in their neighbourhoods, then recruit them to their team before proving themselves on the court.

We also know that players can get outside, and go 1v1 against other players, explore their neighbourhood and compete in mini-games. The description also mentions sneakers and gear drops which can be used to increase the performance of your squad. 

Niantic say that NBA All-World is a game for both casual and hardcore NBA fans but they didn't go into detail on that one so we're not sure what exactly they mean there. 

"NBA All-World represents an industry first in sports games, as an original, real-world mobile game that will appeal to casual and core NBA fans alike,” said Marcus Matthews, Senior Producer at Niantic.

Below, you can watch the logo reveal trailer for the game and find the official description from Niantic's website. 

The official description of NBA All-World:

NBA All-World unleashes the new era of Hoops. Get outside, step into the sneakers of today’s NBA stars & go 1v1 against the best players in the world. Explore your neighbourhood while competing in mini-games to become King of the Court. Be on the lookout for sneaker & gear drops to flex your style & increase the performance of your squad. Represent where you’re from along with the best ballers in the world.

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