Soon after the debut of Pokemon Go in Austrailia, US, and New Zealand, it is about to get introduced in India and Japan.
It is a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The smartphone game was released earlier this month.
The company said that from the countries where the game is already launched, users have reported that they were unable to play Pokemon Go due to its servers are not capable of dealing with such load.
Hence, the company has announced that the official global launch will be delayed in other markets till this is fixed.
“We thought the game would be popular, but it obviously struck a nerve,” Niantic CEO John Hanke said to Business Insider, stating that the launch in other countries has been “paused until we’re comfortable”. Despite the rabid interest the franchise has generated over the years, something Niantic is aware of, it has been caught by surprise.
Pokemon Go allows players to capture, battle, train, and trade virtual Pokemon who appear throughout the real world. Although the game is free-to-play, it supports in-app purchases. An optional wearable device that works alongside the game, called the Pokémon Go Plus, will be released in the future as a separate purchase. The device uses Bluetooth connection to notify users when a Pokémon is nearby with an LED display and light vibration.