BREAKING NEWS – VIDEO FOUND
The video was found and is made available at the DI YouTube page:
A third faction for Ingress has been long rumored, and hoped for by many. Today we have what may well be the best evidence so far. A video was made available, but subsequently taken down, that features 3 portals in what appears to be the Niantic Labs sandbox for development. Each portal is owned by each faction, including an new Orange faction currently referred to as the “Interitus” faction due to the name on the portal and the upcoming anomaly. As the video was taken down, we do not have that available. However, screenshots were taken which do more than just allude to a third faction, but actually show the “sponsor” and a claimed portal.
13MAGNUS – Enlightened Portal owned by __JARVIS__
Recursion – Resistance portal owned by __ADA__
Interitus – Portal owned by __LOKI__
As the Enlightened won 13Magnus, and the Resistance won Recursion, could this new Anomaly set to start on April 12th be the introduction to this third faction? As you can see, each of the portals are owned by their faction’s respective sponsor, __JARVIS__ for the Enlightened, __ADA__ for the Resistance, and now __LOKI__ for the Interitus faction. A concern was raised regarding the very common red/green color blindness, and as this appears to be Orange, that may help alleviate those issues.
Since Interitus is coming along so quickly, perhaps this is where the Enlightened and Resistance will finally join forces against a common enemy. And what better enemy to fight against, than the Interitus faction, which is Latin for Destruction/ruin. Perhaps this faction will be an NPC only faction, a common enemy for both Enlightened and Resistance to battle against across the world. Or perhaps this will start as a NPC faction during the Interitus anomaly, with the faction later being opened to players switching sides or joining the ranks.
At this point, we have no confirmation on the validity of this video. However, the quality and attention to detail would imply either a high level of video editing if this was fake, or this may indeed be the first view of the Loki/Interitus faction. Only time will tell…