'Pokemon GO' Release Date, News & Update: Apple Watch Still Happening, Niantic Puts Rumors to Rest

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Dec 18, 2016 08:06 PM EST

A collective gasp was heard across the world when news broke out that "Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch as to be discontinued. The news saddened fans who were looking forward to playing the game on their Apple Watch. Now, Niantic puts rumors to rest as they confirmed that "Pokemon GO" for apple watch still happening.

Yes, you read that right. The studio is still working on "Pokemon GO" for one of the world's most popular wearable devices. "Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch still happening. TechCrunch reports that a representative from the studio said that the game is still in development and that more news will arrive soon. Gamers can now rest easy knowing that Niantic puts rumors to rest.

Rumors of the cancellation surfaced when a leak revealed how Niantic supposedly ceased development on "Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch. The game was first announced during this year's Apple iPhone reveal event back in September, and since then, fans have been clamoring for the game.

When "Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch first debuted back in September, the developers admitted that the game was "unfinished" and that there was more work to do. Three months later, Niantic puts rumors to rest that the game has ceased development. "Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch still happening.

"Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch will let gamers view information about the game without having to whip out their phone. According to Gamespot, players will be able to see the distance they have to travel to hatch eggs, and how much XP one needs to level up. It will also how nearby Pokemon, but when it appears, you'll have to grab your phone to catch it.

"Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch will also enable players to collect items from PokeStops, view the new medals they've earned, and watch eggs hatch. The cherry on top of the cake? Gamers can also see the distance they've traveled and calories burned while playing.

"Pokemon GO" for the Apple Watch is set to arrive at the end of this year. With just a few more days to go, fans are anticipating a December 31 release.

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