If you thought Pokémon Go had turned your friends into augmented-reality addicts, brace yourself. Imagine what would happen if your friends could decide to join the House of Lannister or the House of Stark and wander the streets seeking dragons, reviving Jon Snow, and lighting people on virtual fire. (Okay, I don’t watch Game of Thrones, but I think this is what the series boils down to.)
In an interview with GameSpot, Archit Bhargava, a developer at Niantic (the company responsible for Pokémon Go), said the company is excited about the room for potential growth in the world of AR and that his ideal game would be placed in Westeros, the fictional land created by George R. R. Martin himself.
We’re not that worried about the effect that each game might have on the other, but what we’re hoping is that with both these games, the overall pie of real world games will increase. There could be a board game you could make in the real world where people are capturing locations like Risk or something. My personal fantasy is like a Game of Thrones game where Westeros is mapped out on Earth and you join House Stark or whatever.
“Or whatever.” Exciting hypothetical stuff! Now just take a breath, remember it takes months and even years to create an actually good, augmented-reality game, and resume catching Pokémon while you wait.