Last Wednesday, Niantic rolled out the latest Pokemon GO update. According to Niantic, this update meant to stop unauthorised third-party GPS spoofing apps.
The recent patch was sent out in time with the official Latin American release of the game. According to the game developer, this update has been delayed for days due to the exhaustive efforts in blocking third-party apps from accessing their servers. Niantic claimed that because of these seemingly innocuous apps, the company spends more time addressing server problems instead of developing new features for the game.
In their site blog, Niantic said:
?Since there has been some public discussion about this, we wanted to shed some more light on why we did this and why these seemingly innocuous sites and apps actually hurt our ability to deliver the game to new and existing players.?
They then proceeded in saying that due to these unauthorised third-party apps, their server traffic has always been through the roof. Immediately after blocking some of the apps, their traffic experienced a considerable drop in activity.
In the same statement, Niantic said that they do not condone these third-party apps as they also serve as platforms for bots and cheating and ruins the game for all Trainers. They also cautioned about hackers who do not mean well for the game. Some of these so-called hackers actually attempt to break into their systems. As well as hijacking social media accounts and bringing down the service altogether.
?We don?t expect these attempts to stop. But we do want you to understand why we have taken the steps we have and why we will continue to take steps to maintain the stability and integrity of the game.?
Meanwhile, Niantic continues to listen to user feedbacks from their community. They have been collaborating with users by taking in their game ideas into consideration. They also encourage the public users to pitch in their ideas. In the hopes of getting the game even more stable while still providing more features.
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