‘Pokemon GO' Latest News, Release Date & Update: Niantic To Launch In India, China And Korea Delayed

By Staff Reporter , Updated Aug 06, 2016 06:52 AM EDT
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"Pokemon Go," the new sensational mobile game and millenials have been waiting for the release of the game in their respective countries. As of now, Niantics has already launched the game in 37 different countries, including the newest addition in Asia.

Niantics announced earlier that 15 new countries and regions in Asia can now officially play "Pokemon GO" from their respective in-app store. Countries and regions included are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau

Probable Reasons For The Delay Of The Game

Niantic CEO John Hanke have stated via Twitter to speak up about the delay issue in the release in other counties. He noted that the company is currently giving their best to keep their servers functional. Hanke added that the delay is because of the fact that developers have to spend more time to control third-party issues, rather than build new features and got some negative feedbacks about that.

Niantic To Launch Soon In India

A major expansion in Asia has already been experienced by some countries for some time, but there are countries not on the list including India, Korea and China. International Business Times has reported that India was recently added to the server but has been removed as blocked in the gameplay's geo-block status. The addition to the "Pokemon Go" server status is a good sign that the game will reach India in a short while.

Release In South Korea And China Delayed

"Pokemon Go" might not be released in South Korea as the government and Google seem to have some major issue of using censored map. South Korean government wants to have restriction on using uncensored map data, while Google seems to disagree.

In China on the other hand is having second thoughts about the game. China government thinks that the game might be used to spy on its military bases and other facilities by the United States and Japan.

Reports have been going around online that India and China will soon experience the hype of playing "Pokemon Go" sometime in the first half of August, while other Southeast Asian countries will have to wait until November.

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