Pokemon Go UK release date delayed due to initial release troubles; Niantic Inc. CEO explained mobile game’s phenomenon

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Pokemon Go UK release date delayed due to initial release troubles; Niantic Inc. CEO explained mobile game’s phenomenon

The Pokemon Go UK release date is delayed due to the initial release problems and issues in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and in the United States. Niantic Inc. CEO John Hanke explained this phenomenon and detailed the events resulting to the delay.

The immediate surge of Pokemon Go app players were unexpected to happen, according to the Niantic Inc. CEO. Hanke stated that he didn’t predict that the mobile game will be a superb hit, which resulted to issues on servers right after its release.

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According to him, this event caused the delayed release in other region like in the UK. The British audience will have to wait until the server issues will be resolved. What’s worse is even the players within the United States and Australia alone experienced game issues. How would it be if Niantic Inc. finally release it to the UK?

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The game creators were intensively working to fix Pokemon Go mobile app problems. In fact, they wrote in their official Twitter account last week about their real-time status, Independent reported.

“Due to the incredible number of #PokemonGO downloads, some Trainers may experience sign-up difficulties. Don’t worry, our team is on it!” Niantic Inc. wrote.

They also posted the similar message in their Facebook account. “Trainers, we continue to optimize our servers for the overwhelming popularity of #PokemonGO. We want to provide you the best experience possible and continue to add new resources to ensure everyone has the chance to explore and capture Pokemon in the real world. Thank you for your support and patience during this time,” they wrote.

These problems initially recorded were involving Trainers’ authentication, signing in, game crashes, battery life concerns, and GPS-related issues.

As an alternative to the UK Pokemon Go expectants, the only way to play the game is to change the language & region option in their Apple ID account in the App Store and create a new US account.

They need to log in to App Store using US as their region. After doing it, they need to try to download the game in their smartphones.

In the meantime, the Pokemon Go app developers are reportedly planning on having a multiplayer mode, GameSpot mentioned. Archit Bhargava, one of the developers in Niantic Inc., explained that the main reason behind this concept is to stimulate friendships and camaraderie among players.

“Our original thesis was that people would just go out with their friends and play,” he said.

“The multiplayer aspect is still something we’re exploring, we’re still trying to figure out what’s the best way to do that. So far we’ve learned that multiplayer battles are a lot of fun,” Bhargava added.

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When two people from different teams show up at a rival gym, if they collaborate and both have their Pokemon deployed to battle at the same time, they can take down a stronger gym faster,” he cited.

Pokemon Go mobile app was recently released in July 7 in selected regions in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. For UK, it will be delayed although alternative ways were already advised.

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