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Niantic Responds to Criticisms with the Latest Update to Pokemon Go

Not a day goes by that Pokemon Go is not spoken of by someone on the news, the internet, or even your local coffee shop. Today, Niantic, creators of Pokemon Go, reached out on their Facebook page to address the issues that have sprung up since their recent update. The latest update included the removal of both the “3-Step” display and any 3rd party apps using the Pokemon Go data, such as Pokevision.com. The amount of kickback and criticism they received from the fans, however, forced them to write the following statement:

Trainers,

As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokemon GO.

– We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.

– We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokemon GO around the world an… interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).

We have read your posts and emails and we hear the frustration from folks in places where we haven’t launched yet, and from those of you who miss these features. We want you to know that we have been working crazy hours to keep the game running as we continue to launch globally. If you haven’t heard us Tweeting much it’s because we’ve been heads down working on the game. But we’ll do our best going forward to keep you posted on what’s going on.

Be safe, be nice to your fellow trainers, and keep on exploring.

The Pokemon GO team

Are you satisfied with Niantic’s response? Are you still enthralled with the world of Pokemon Go? Let us know in the comments down below!

About James Mikolajewski

James Mikolajewski
James is a freelance writer, who also hosts the Life Of Gaming Podcast on iTunes.

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