Pokémon Go Launch For UK Postponed For Bug Fixes

Pokémon Go, the AR Pokémon game which involves finding Pokémon in real-world locations using GPS has proved incredibly popular across the globe. While being probably the biggest data and battery killer app to be released this year, the game has proven to be fun and has given a lot of players’ excuses to go for walks with friends in hopes of catching ‘em all. The rollout for this game’s release began last week with Australia, New Zealand and the US being the first countries to offer the pocket monster experience.

However, this hasn’t stopped people from getting around the temporary region restrictions. As a result, this has caused inconceivable server issues for Niantic who have decided to postpone the UK rollout for the game until server issues are resolved. Pokémon Go’s Twitter account addressed the issue in the following tweet:

If you’ve also played the game, you’ll be aware of a number of additional glitches and as a result of this, John Hanke, CEO of Pokémon Go operator Niantic, told Business Insider that a release in countries such as the UK has been “paused until we’re comfortable”.

The popularity of the game has been truly incredible both for players and investors, as Niantic has gained $9 Billion in market value from Pokémon Go’s booming popularity. Pokémon Go is rumoured to roll out this week in the UK, but a specific date has not yet been confirmed.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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  1. So that’s what all the pokemon malarkey has been about at work.i am so out of touch I must be getting old.

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