Beginning on a sad note, Pokémon GO and Niantic representative John Hanke, will not be making an appearance at the GDC in San Francisco this month, due to the Pokémon GO presentation being cancelled, by Hanke.
It did come as a surprise, but Hanke did offer a reason for the cancellation. A reason in which entails Niantic cancelling the presentation, so that the company could focus more on preparing the game for its beta test and launch. A beta test which will be happening this very month in Japan, with other countries to follow very soon.
The beta test will enable a very lucky few to see just how the mobile game handles. The sign-up process is very simple, all you need is a Google/Gmail e-mail address, and make sure you have either an iPhone5 or an Android phone on Android version 4.3 or higher. Players will then be selected at random and notified that they are one of a select few chosen to play the beta and give feedback on it.
For now sign-ups is restricted to those only in Japan but as soon as the game is ready to be tried in other countries, mobile gamers will be eligible to sign-up all over the world. Now if you are a gamer, from Japan, and you’re interested in signing up, you can do so with the link below and we wish you the best of luck with being selected:
It has been a long time coming, just to reach this stage, but the game will be more than worth the wait and if you feel like reading more up on the game, be sure to click here for a feature piece we ran on Pokémon GO, concerning everything we knew about the game at that time.
Source: nianticlabs.com (Blog)Tags: Augmented Reality, Field Test, Field Testing, Gaming, Google, Hanke, Miketendo64, Mobile Gaming, Niantic, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Go, videogames
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This post was written by Mike Scorpio