So, you may have noticed that Pokémon GO is available in the US. If you’ve downloaded and started playing the game, you have almost certainly also noticed that the game is a bit… flaky. Developer Niantic Labs realizes that the game has become incredibly popular in a very short amount of time, and the servers aren’t handling the load too well at this point. They’ve gotten the memo, and the Pokémon GO server issues will delay the launch in several countries, including the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
I’ve played a bit of the game myself, though I too have run into the server issues that have plagued the launch week. After seeing the popularity of Ingress, one would think that Niantic could have gauged the response to Pokémon GO a bit better. Though good on them for not adding to the problem and rolling out the game in new locations until they’ve sorted things out. Niantic CEO John Hanke mentioned in an interview with Business Insider that they plan on holding back and keeping the extended launch “paused until we’re comfortable.” The official Pokémon GO Twitter account echoed those sentiments, thanking disgruntled trainers for their patience.
Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out #PokemonGO to new countries soon.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 8, 2016
The server issue has become a bit of a joke around the internet, with various memes and photos created poking a bit of fun at the game’s expense. That doesn’t take away from the fact that Pokémon GO has been incredibly popular. When players have been able to play, the game has proved wildly addictive. As a former Ingress player it’s been fun to see new gamers coming into the fold, and seeing what a Niantic led augmented reality game can really do.
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