Niantic has assembled an “inside cross-functional crew” to handle latest fan issues relating to interplay distances in Pokemon Go.
The transfer comes after baffled Pokemon Go gamers petitioned Niantic to make among the AR title’s pandemic-enforced adjustments everlasting — primarily that of elevated PokeStop and Fitness center interplay distances — after the corporate introduced plans to roll again these tweaks.
Voicing their frustrations on-line, followers defined the adjustments had not solely made the title safer to play through the ongoing pandemic, but additionally made it infinitely extra accessible to gamers with disabilities.
Regardless of being referred to as out by 1000’s of gamers — together with over 160,000 who signed a Change.org petition in a bid to veto the transfer — Niantic in the end began rolling again its pandemic alterations earlier this month.
Just some days after reverting interplay distances within the U.S. and New Zealand, nevertheless, Niantic has printed a press release telling followers it has heard their enter “loud and clear.”
“To deal with the issues you might have raised, we’re taking the next actions: We’re assembling an inside cross-functional crew to develop proposals designed to protect our mission of inspiring folks to discover the world collectively, whereas additionally addressing particular issues which were raised relating to interplay distance,” wrote the corporate in a weblog publish.
“We’ll share the findings of this activity drive by the subsequent in sport season change (September 1). As a part of this course of, we may also be reaching out to neighborhood leaders within the coming days to affix us on this dialogue.”
Niantic stated it needs to revert its pandemic adjustments to assist gamers “join in actual locations in the actual world,” however acknowledged that it should take into account the “considerate and constructive suggestions” of its gamers.
Though the Pokemon Go developer now seems to be making all the proper noises, these behind the Change.org petition aren’t satisfied the corporate is definitely dedicated to assembly fan calls for, and have branded Niantic’s assertion “intentionally ambiguous.”
“Niantic has lastly responded, however their response isn’t passable. Their are purposefully ambiguous, hoping to place out the fireplace that they created with out really making a choice,” they wrote. “I urge you to proceed to chop or cease spending altogether till they enhance interplay distance again to what it was. Thanks for all the assist. Hold the strain on.”