‘Pokemon GO' Latest News & Update: Niantic Expands the Game to 15 More Countries; See if Yours is on the List

By Staff Reporter , Updated Aug 08, 2016 08:59 AM EDT
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If you have been wanting to play the "Pokemon GO," but its regional restrictions have prevented you from doing so, it might be worth noting that the game has expanded to 15 more territories including Asian countries like Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan. As well as Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.

Despite being plagued with server problems before, it looks like game developer Ninatics has found ways to fix the issues in time for another "Pokemon GO" regional expansion. As you noticed, "Pokemon GO" is still not available in India, China and Korea. Issues regarding their Google map limitations and security concerns apparently prevented the game from expanding there.

The delay in Japan according to CEO of "Pokémon GO" developer Niantic, John Hanke all came from their server problems saying "At present, the server capacity in Japan is not powerful enough. We are working hard with our partners in Japan to enable the servers to keep up with demand once the game goes online there. We expect it to be released by the end of July."

Other have taken his statement as a wishful thinking because, it's already August and the "Pokemon GO" game has not reached the country. Some say, September will be the earliest possible month that Niantic can deliver the Pokemon GO" game in the country.

The "Pokemon GO" is a free app that has been downloaded more than 7.5 million times in the US alone. Despite the free app, additional features to boost the game can be purchased in the App Store and Google Play. Is "Pokemon GO" available in your country now? How was your experience as a first time "Pokemon GO" player? Share us your thoughts by leaving your comments here on GamenGuide.com

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