pokevisionSo remember the other day we mentioned that during an interview, the CEO of Niantic Labs (creators of Pokemon GO) John Hanke said that they might be looking to stop third-party tracking apps? The way he phrased it sounded like it was something to consider for the future, but that future is here.

According to a variety of reports, gamers have been reporting that Pokemon GO trackers like Pokevision have suddenly stopped working following the latest update to the game. In a post on Twitter by Pokevision, it reads, “Hey guys. We wish we had some news for you At this moment, we are respecting Niantic and Nintendo’s wishes. Will keep you guys posted.”

A post on Reddit also revealed that Niantic had been sending developers cease and desist letters, which we have to say is rather unsurprising, especially when you consider that these apps clearly violate the game’s terms of service. What’s surprising is how long it took Niantic to act on it, but given the popularity of the game we guess Niantic has to take a stance.

However many gamers have expressed their displeasure over this. Some players do not have time to play the game as vigorously as others, which is why trackers like Pokevision come in handy. Maybe the developers and Niantic could come up with some kind of compromise in the future, or maybe Niantic could create their own tracking service, but either way for now it looks like gamers will have to go back to playing the game the way it was intended.

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