Poll results: half and half, AR games may have a future after all

Poll results: half and half, AR games may have a future after all
Yesterday we heard that mobile game developers are looking into the possibility of creating a Pokemon Go clone, but most believe that AR gaming still has some way to go before it becomes enticing. In fact, some developers have openly said that Pokemon Go doesn't have any gameplay mechanics that should make it this successful, and owes its popularity on the popular franchise it's based on.

And yes, it's obvious that a game that wants people to get up and move as its main gameplay element needs something really, really enticing, such as a rich, well-developed world and backstory. Doing something like that does sound like a daunting task, especially considering that the product might eventually flop.

But we thought we'd ask you — would you even play an AR game if it wasn't Pokemon Go? Would you give a clone / competitor a chance? Here's what you answered:

If a Pokemon Go clone is made, would you try it?

No, I don't care for Augmented Reality games (Pokemon Go included)
21.85%
No, I wouldn't care about an AR game if it weren't in the Pokemon universe
25.19%
Yes, but just to see what it's about and if I'd like it
43.96%
Yes, please give me an AR game that's not about those crazy creatures (and is not Ingress)
9%

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