‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: New In-Game Speed Cap Likely Bumming Out Commuters [POLL]

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Nov 10, 2016 12:09 AM EST

Niantic has gotten most excited about the new features for “Pokemon Go” but it looks like there will be updates that will not merit applause. This has to do with an alleged speed cap to be applied to the augmented reality game, a concern for public commuters.

Proof of the speed cap for “Pokemon Go” has been alleged over in Japan with folks traveling on bus or trains affected, The Mainichi Shimbun reported. Curiously, traces of the said speed bump were not disclosed in the patch notes so its implementation comes with a bit of mystery.

Right now, it looks like only the folks over in Japan are affected by it though this “Pokemon Go” tweak may eventually go global. That said, commuters and/or passengers may be robbed of the right to capture pocket monsters and PokeStop items.

As an example, take the case of “Pokemon Go” players on trains. Some do come across PokeStops to get those goodies. With the speed cap in place, that may no longer be possible. They will get a message instead telling them to wait, Kotaku reported.

The whole thing is likely to draw a howl, something that brings to mind the crazy ReCaptcha applied by Niantic on “Pokemon Go” some months ago. While the intention is good, the responsibility on when to play the game and do the things necessary should still fall at the hand of the gamers and not the developer.

Taking it from a different perspective, it does force players to do more walking than playing “Pokemon Go” while driving. The initiative by Niantic to safeguard “Pokemon Go” players make sense though somehow it could be another controversy that will drive gamers away from the game.

Japan has been seeing it so there is a chance that it could reach a global niche. To all “Pokemon Go” players out there, would a speed cap be ideal for you in the event it is activated? Sound off in the comment section below or cast your vote on the poll.

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