Niantic Explains Why Trading Feature In ‘Pokemon GO’ Is Taking A While

By Allan , Updated Mar 21, 2017 07:54 AM EDT
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Niantic dev explains why the trading feature is still not up until now.
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Niantic explains why the trading feature in “Pokemon GO” is still not available. The company says they are already working on the trading feature but is taking their time to complete it. This is because they want to make sure that cheaters cannot exercise any form of abuse in the game.

“Pokemon GO” first launched in 2016 which quickly became the most downloaded game on both iOS and Android. The game allows users to catch different kinds of Pokemon just like the traditional Pokemon games from Nintendo. However, “Pokemon GO” doesn’t have some of the features that players love out Nintendo Pokemon games. This includes the trading feature and PvP mode.

So ever since its launch, fans have been wishing Niantic will update the game with their favorite features. Niantic has already acknowledged the request of their fans before and said they are already working on the update. And recently, David Hollin, technical artist, and designer of Niantic, said they are taking their time with the trading feature update according to Gamerant.

“Pokemon GO” has had their share of cheaters since their launch date. One of the biggest exploit cheaters has done in the game is using fake GPS so their characters can travel all around the world and catch different Pokemon. This also allows them to hatch eggs within minutes because they can direct their characters to go anywhere they like. For that reason, it wouldn’t be surprising that a big number of cheaters will find a way to cheat when the Pokemon trading feature is up.

As of today, Niantic is considering to limit the ability of players to trade in the game by using an old-school approach in swapping Pokemon according to Games World. They could require players to be next to each other before they can trade just like Nintendo Gameboy. Although nothing is still official and anything can change anytime, all that is certain is Niantic is doing everything they can to make sure “Pokemon GO” feature will be up as soon as possible.

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