"Pokemon Go" has brought out several new features for augmented reality gamers though there are a couple still missing. These are the much-talked about Player-vs-Player (PVP) and Pokemon Trading features, both of which have yet to come full circle.

Niantic CEO John Hanke previously explained that these fundamental features had been pushed back following issues tied up to the “Pokemon Go” launch. Work is still being done on the PVP and Pokemon trading features though there is no actual timetable on when they would be rolled out.

Pokemon CEO assures PVP, trading on the way

The words of Hanke came several months ago, and there has been no sign of the two longed for features. Pokemon CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara discussed on the future of the hit mobile game and ended up promising the delivery of the trading and PVP features.

Like Hanke, Ishihara did not give a specific date on when to expect them. He mentioned that trading and PVP were among the priorities for "Pokemon Go" in an effort to ramp up the fundamental Pokemon experience.

Priorities in question

Knowing that these two features are being worked on is good news. But the fact that there is no actual time frame on when to expect them has left most in waiting. Niantic has released several patches, adding new features such as the Raid battles and Legendaries as covered in previous posts.

But the priorities Ishihara mentioned brings up certain concerns. Obviously, the game is far from perfect and such has kept game developers busy addressing the glitches. Game crashes are still present, and performance issues are still being experienced.

When it comes to priorities, there is no question that game performance is more important than the new features – possibly hinting a long wait for the remaining augmented reality gamers.

Hence, it may be best to make do with the current features and hope that Niantic rolls out a new patch at the least time expected.

As mentioned in a previous post, "Pokemon Go" players are more concerned about catching the new pocket monsters ahead. Among the pocket monsters spotted on the game’s master files include the likes of Suicune, Entei, and Raikou, all of whom are expected to be tough to capture.

Other than that, there is also the matter of getting legendary pocket monsters through egg hatching. Adding more pocket monsters to one’s Pokedex may be a long shot though a new group of rare Pokemon is possible. Among the rare finds, one can hope to add to their pocket monster inventory include Wobbuffet, Girafarig, Dunsparce, and Shuckle. With no specific date on the new Pokemon Trading and PvP features, playing the game and hunting down those legendaries and rares should keep hooked players busy for the meantime.