Even as the world is obsessing over the new Pokemon Go augmented reality app, Niantic Labs, which co-created the game with Nintendo, has made a heartbreaking announcement for the fans. The international roll-out of the AR-based mobile game has been temporarily suspended after the Niantic servers suffered glitches due to an overwhelming response. Also Read - Warning! Delete these 20 malicious apps immediately promising Minecraft mods
Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out #PokemonGO to new countries soon. Also Read - 5 best Yoga apps for iOS in 2021: Use these apps and start your journey to fitnessAlso Read - International Yoga Day 2021: 5 best weight loss apps you can try out
Pok mon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 8, 2016
The temporary suspension of the roll-out is intended to give the app developers some time to add capacity to the servers. In order to give a word of reassurance to its fans, the official Twitter handle posted again on Saturday, saying that they are working on adding new resources, so the app could be made available to all as soon as possible.
To ensure all Trainers can experience #PokemonGo, we continue to add new resources to accommodate everyone. Thank you for your patience.
Pok mon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 9, 2016
Users who have downloaded the application before the server failure will be able to continue to use it. But, those who were waiting for the official rollout in their country, will have to wait a while longer.
For starters, Pokemon GO is an Augmented Reality-based mobile game, which allows users to train, capture, trade Pokemons in the real world. Available for both iOS and Android users, the app soon became popular within just a few hours of release. In less than 24 hours, the app shot up to the top of the Apple App Store charts. The app has also come into limelight after a lot of players stumbled upon Pok mon at weirdest places.
Apparently, developers at Niantic were expecting a great response for the new app, but they never thought that Pokemon GO would suddenly become a worldwide trend. After the Pokemon GO servers faced issue and Niantic made an announcement on Twitter about it, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels posted a light-hearted post promoting Amazon s cloud-hosting services.
Werner Vogels (@Werner) July 8, 2016
Till now, Niantic hasn t confirmed anything about by when can the servers be expected to be fixed and running again.