‘Pokemon GO’ Latest News, Release Date & Update: When is 'Pokemon GO' Coming to Windows Phones?
It seems that "Pokemon GO" is finally coming to more platforms than just iOS and Android. Gamers will soon be able to "catch 'em all" when the game hits Windows Phones.
For those of you wondering, yes, people still use Windows Phones, and they are the same people who are clamoring for the highly addictive game to become compatible with their devices, taking to Change.org to petition for it.
The demand has been heard by Niantic, it seems, as Phone Arena reports that ST-Apps, a third-party developer, is already looking to develop "Pokemon GO" for Windows 10 Mobile, which is expected to be released in 2017. At the moment, there's only a proof of concent by ST-Apps, and there's no official authorization or order from Niantic to create the game for Windows Phones.
According to MS Power User, the Snapchat 2 and One Auth developer is currently caught up in other ventures and cannot create the game at the moment, which is probably why the gif shows only a low-graphic type of game compared to that of "Pokemon GO." The developer also believes that the encryption of Niantic's servers will make it more difficult for him to develop the game. There are currently about 88,000 signatures on that Change.org petition.
STApps user/developer wrote on Reddit that he created it to show that it could be done, and Niantic should not shy away from creating "Pokemon GO" for Windows Phone users. He even promised that if gamers support his idea and show interest, and if Niantic does not release an official version by August, he would develop it and "release it as an open source project."
He added, "This is a proof of concept for a client to play the very same game on WM too. I won't be able to reproduce the same graphics, but it can be enough to just start playing with your friends."
Sign the Change.org petition here.