Niantic mentioned that 4 major features/updates would be introduced in 2017. I believe that we’ve just got all these features available.
- Gen 2
- Gym rework + raids
- Legendaries/ regional + worldwide events (safari zone, GO Fest, capturing Pokemon challenge…)
- Gen 3 + weather conditions
Originally, most of the players think that PvP & Trading would be introduced this year. However, after all we have Gym rework, raids and weather conditions instead of them. Indeed, I don’t think it is a discouraging fact. Raids helps to build a community for Pokemon GO and weather system is an appropriate approach to take advantage of real-world stuffs. Instead of generating dispute, raids and weather system are the alternative additions to Pokemon GO. Even though 2017 is a hard time to Pokemon GO, I always believe that ‘tomorrow is a sunny day’. I’m sure that Pokemon GO are getting better and better. Time will prove their efforts.