Niantic is currently under fire from the Pokemon GO community after the recent update which took out the Pokemon tracker in the Pokemon Nearby feature. Aside from that, Niantic also received more harsh criticisms after it called for third party apps like PokeVision to be shut down. The developer recently spoke out against the recent event, and needless to say, fans shouldn?t give up on the game just yet.
In a post on the official Facebook page of Pokemon GO, Niantic finally gave a few statements regarding the controversial update and the status of third party apps.
It first talked about the removal of the three-step display in Pokemon Nearby. Niantic pulled off the feature as it was broken and mislead players, however, fans become more confused rather after its removal. It?s worth noting that Niantic is currently taking steps in bringing back the feature sometime in the future. It?s also currently working on improving the feature. It?s possible that fans may no longer have to opt to use other third party apps when Niantic finally brings it back.
With regard to the limitation of third party service access, Niantic stated that it shut down the apps because they were interfering with the ability of the devs to maintain the quality of service for players around the world. Niantic then proceeded to say that it will release the game in other parts of the world where it?s not yet available, but it has its hands full at the moment.
?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,? the developer added.
The post also points out that Niantic has been inactive on Twitter recently as it has been working hard to improve the game. With Niantic?s promising statement, we?re expecting an overhaul to Pokemon GO sometime this month.