The game has been in the news since Pokemon Go was released. The incident has grown so much that every decision of Niantic is being scrutinized. Yesterday, the developer updated Pokemon Go, and we can’t say its choices made people happy. Most of the players were quite annoyed by the removal of some functions.
Especially since in addition to this disappointing update, Niantic has removed all third-party radars that help players like Pokevision complete their missions. If Niantic has all the power over their game, their choices have shown that they don’t really take into account the wishes of the players, above all a deplorable communication.
Better late than never, today the developer took the floor to explain their decision. Passed via Facebook page sending a message to the instructors is a pretty diluted message by the way.
As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO.
- We’ve removed the 3-step screen to improve its core functionality. Initially this feature was liked by many, but at the same time it was destructive and did not achieve the goals we set for ourselves. We’ll keep you updated as we work to improve this feature.
- We have restricted access to third-party services that hinder our ability to maintain our quality of service and deliver Pokémon GO to users around the world. A large number of users have made the worldwide release of Pokémon GO an… interesting… challenge. And it’s not over yet! Yes, Brazil, we would like to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).
We’ve read your posts and emails and heard the frustration from people in countries we haven’t made available yet, and from those who missed out on features. We want you to know that we’ve been working like crazy for hours to keep the game up and running as it continues to roll out worldwide. If you haven’t heard much of us tweeting, it’s because we’re putting a lot of thought into the game, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated on what’s going on in the future.
Take care of yourself, be nice to other Instructors and keep exploring.
Pokemon GO team
First, Niantic very clearly explains the disappearance of the famous “3 steps”. If functionality is gone, it’s because Niantic failed to optimize. It’s true that the data isn’t always accurate during our testing.
On the other hand, the explanation of the disappearance of the radars seems exaggerated to say the least. According to Niantic, “third party services” are disrupting the smooth functioning of the game. We just want to say that there is no need to wait for the radars for the servers to have a hard time keeping up.
- Also read: Our complete Pokemon Go file with lots of tips
Obviously Niantic is better at game development than communication. But frankly it doesn’t seem to bother 50 million players. Pokemon Go is still a terrifying success and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon.