July 18, 2016 5:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the big questions asked last week in the gaming community, was why wasn’t France among the many European countries that saw the release of Pokémon GO? Well the answer has come and it’s not because of the servers, or anything like that, but out of respect.


Last week France suffered a recent terror attack, one I am sure most of you have heard about already by now. It is because of this tragedy that it was decided that Pokémon GO wouldn’t be released out of respect to the nation in mourning. This reveal comes to us, thanks to IGN who were able to get a statement from The Pokémon Company, regarding this revelation.

“As a sign of respect for the French people in this time of national mourning, the release of Pokémon GO is postponed. Our thoughts and prayers are with France and the victims affected by this terrible attack.”

No official date has been given for the ever popular app, but in their report, IGN believes the release could happen sometime next week after the official period for national mourning has come to pass. We’ll report more on this as soon as it comes.


Source: Sylvain Trinel of IGN

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