pokemon-goLast week Niantic’s CEO hinted that they would be cracking down on third-party apps related to Pokemon GO. However it seems that the developers decision to do so came a lot quicker than many players had anticipated. On top of that, a recent update to the app removed a feature of the game that helped players track nearby Pokemon.

This meant that combining this with the blocking of third-party Pokemon GO services, it made it much harder for gamers to find and catch Pokemon around them, something which many gamers have since referred to as Niantic “breaking” the game. The good news is that Niantic has finally come forward with an explanation behind their recent actions.

Addressing the blocking of third-party apps, Niantic says, “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.”

As for the removal of the Pokemon GO feature, the developer wrote, “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.”

The company also acknowledged that they have been busy which is why they haven’t really had time to address the complaints yet. Unfortunately the explanation doesn’t seem to have appeased many gamers, but hopefully this is something the developers will address soon if they hope to make Pokemon GO a sustainable game.

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