Pokemon Go dev tries to explain recent controversial changes, ends up not saying much

By Sherif Saed
2 August 2016 13:08 GMT

Pokemon Go’s developer has issued a statement regarding the recent updates to the app.

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Pokemon Go developer Niantic has angered many fans with the release of the latest update.

The two main reasons are the removal of the three-step feature, and the fact that tracking apps many used to find Pokemon around them have been blocked.

The developer took to Facebook in effort to explain why these changes were made, but the “explanation” doesn’t really do a lot of explaining.

Regarding the three-step feature, Niantic said it was removed to “improve upon the underlying design,” adding that it was “confusing” and did not meet the studio’s goals. “We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature,” the update read.

As for third-party tracking sites and apps, Niantic said they were “interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world,” before jumping off to say how bringing the game to a large number of players worldwide has been a challenge.

“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.”

Hopefully Niantic will keep its promise and be more communicative the next time major updates are released.

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