Niantic finally comments on Pokemon Go changes amidst backlash from fans


After the fans of Pokemon Go started turning against the game, Niantic has issued a statement which explains why they were forced to make certain changes. In the last couple of days, the game has lost a lot of players because they felt that the developer of the game failed to communicate with the fans.

The controversy regarding the game evolved around the three-step ‘nearby’ feature. The fans were frustrated after Niantic dismissed several workarounds such as Pokevision from the game.



Niantic, on the other hand, has finally issued a statement on their Facebook page regarding this. You can read the full statement below:


As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO.

– We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.

– We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon GO around the world an… interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).

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.

Be safe, be nice to your fellow trainers, and keep on exploring.

The Pokémon GO team



We hope this relaxes the frustrated Pokemon Go fans a bit.