November 2012 - Not Dead Yet
Limping Towards Death
Ingress has been compared to geocaching and capture the flag. Players are called “agents” and have to choose to join one of two teams called “factions” to compete in regions called “cells” by drawing triangles called “fields” to influence the populations living under those fields called “mind units.” Following the success of Pokémon Go, Niantic knew that the community wanted flashier graphics and CPU-intensive animations that would drain their batteries faster than ever before, and Ingress Prime was born.
As the only title, besides Field Trip, wholly owned by Niantic, everybody can rest assured that there are no plans to kill it.