‘Pokemon Go’ Release Date, News & Update: Windows Phone Version Coming Soon?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 19, 2016 10:43 AM EDT

“Pokemon Go” can be played by almost anyone, provided that they have a mobile device that runs on Android or iOS. Noticeably absent is a Windows version though some players have been able to do so with the aid of emulators.

Despite that recourse, the fact remains that there is no official Windows Phone version for “Pokemon Go” though some are banking on seeing one soon. For the meantime, there is an unofficial app that could work for some folks in the form of “PoGo-UWP”.

The “PoGo-UWP” app can curiously connect to the “Pokemon Go” servers of Niantic, a bit odd considering the tightened security the company has set forth. They have been closely monitoring third-party access to the game servers though the unofficial app has not been among those getting bans.

Windows Phone app not so easy to install

Compared to the Android and iOS versions of “Pokemon Go”, downloading and installing “PoGo-UWP” is not automatic and will need additional steps. This will likely entail tweaks to make it work, plus some additional programs to support it.

Regardless, “PoGo-UWP” does come with official updates like the official ones for Android and iOS. The updates are rolled out through GitHub, meaning Windows Phone players will get the same updates like most “Pokemon Go” game addicts.

Worth noting is that this “PoGo-UWP” app does miss out on some features that the official “Pokemon Go” app normally carries. A lot of that is perhaps because this said app is still unofficial.

With Niantic holding off on banning “PoGo-UWP”, it could be a sign of things to come. There are some “Pokemon Go” players curious to see how the game pans up on Windows, something that could eventually be released at some point in the future.

For now, Windows Phone owners may want to check out the app and see how it works. “Pogo-UWP” can be checked out here.

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