I was lucky enough to post about CPNext earlier this month (as well as a follow up post) before it was announced officially by Club Penguin, however now Spike Hike has made a post on the official game blog talking about it and what’s in store. Here is what he announced:
For the last year we have been working on something HUGE! We have been building a WHOLE NEW technology to take Club Penguin into the future. Right now we’re calling it CPNext. CPNext will allow us to take the Penguin world to new platforms and devices – connecting our community here on clubpenguin.com to mobile devices on iOS and Android, smart TVs, and who knows what else may come?!
CPNext will look and feel just like Club Penguin today, with a few improvements along the way. We want it to feel as close as possible to the CP community you love! You’ve already seen the first version of the CPNext technology on “My Penguin” for iPad… mobile igloos are built on it already. We’ve worked hard to make sure that the CPNext igloos are fully connected with igloos on desktop, so the experience across both is totally seamless.
With CPNext, we will finally be launching the Jump to Friend feature! To make things simpler and faster, you can just jump to where your friend is right when you log in. Much simpler and easier than in current CP! We know this has been a long requested feature – and it’s finally coming!
We know that there is some concern about always having full rooms. Don’t worry! We’ve built a lot of smarts into the system to make sure you stay with your friends when you go from room to room. And we will be watching and listening and can turn up or down then number of Penguins in a room based on your feedback. This is your world and we will work with you to find the right balance!
We will be taking our “next” step with CPNext in December with the launch of the Town on iPad. We will then start launching new rooms into the app every few weeks! Over the next few months you are going to see the CP world come to life on mobile. And for those of you with iPhones, iPod Touch, or Android devices – we are working on these NOW and plan to bring the Club Penguin app to you, too!
This is only a tiny bit of what we have planned – wait ’til you see the future for Puffles and Card-Jitsu… ;)
I don’t know about you guys, but like I’ve said before I am looking forward to CPNext!
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