‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Microsoft May Be Granted AR Version Soon

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Oct 06, 2016 12:00 AM EDT

“Pokemon Go” remains a top app to have on iOS and Android but has conspicuously failed to appear at the Windows Store. The obvious reason is that Microsoft has yet to get an official app for their platform and Windows Phone owners are getting impatient.

As mentioned in a previous post, the alternative that Windows Phone owners can use to come close to “Pokemon Go” is through an app called “PoGo-UWP”. The thing about this version is that it is not the official app and that it comes with several features absent when compared to the iOS and Android versions.

Too technical to handle?

“Pogo-UWP” is seen as a fabricated alternative that would require additional steps to play “Pokemon Go” on a Windows Phone. It may be too technical with the added steps and some have opted to wait for the official one to come out.

Microsoft has allegedly made a request for “Pokemon Go” for the Windows Phone but to no avail. A quick look at the Windows Store will be futile. With no sign of the famed AR game, some are seriously considering a shift to iOS or Android-backed mobile devices.

All that for “Pokemon Go”? From afar, it seems like a petty move on the part of mobile phone owners. But seeing how their counterparts using other mobile OS with “Pokemon Go” could be a burden to some degree.

A petition to have “Pokemon Go” on Windows has been routed to solicit signatures. There have been reportedly 100,000 Windows Phone signees which is far from the required 150,000 signatures, Neurogadget reported.

It may only be a game but “Pokemon Go” is too hot of an app to pass up. Microsoft knows it but have their hands tied at the moment. As before, they only sensible thing they can do is wait and bear with the wary Windows Phone owners.

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