By now I am sure many of you have heard or read that it has been announced that the global release rollout for Pokémon GO, is set to continue and hit Europe & other regions within days, but there’s a problem with that, Niantic aren’t the ones saying it.
Instead the ones claiming such a thing, is The Wall Street Journal and sure you could argue that they are credible enough source if they’re saying it, but this claim comes from “people familiar with the plans for the game” and that according a report by The Wall Street Journal, these people have said “it would likely be available in other regions, including Europe, Japan and other Asian nations within days.” Now this just might be me, but the word of those “familiar people” isn’t enough for me. Niantic have said nothing to the Wall Street Journal regarding the release continuing this week and unless they do, it is not worth believing this claim whatsoever.
One of the last things we heard from John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic, was his admission that they paused the global release because of the servers being overwhelmed are and not wanting to continue with the release until Niantic feel “comfortable” the servers are ready for more users around the world to be playing Pokémon GO. Now since that was said within the last few days, Niantic might need a few more days, or even a whole week to work on the server issue before carrying on with the rollout release, wouldn’t you agree?
It would be great if The Wall Street Journal’s report is correct and GO does release this week, but unless Niantic have officially addressed this themselves, don’t buy into it, not until they can provide ample proof anyway.
Source: Takashi Mochizuka & Sarah E. Needleman of The Wall Street JournalTags: Coming to Europe, Niantic Labs, Pokemon Go, Wall Street Journal
This post was written by Solid Jack