After a weekend of constant negative feedback, the developers of the wildly popular Pokemon GO game, Niantic Labs, have responded to their players. In a post on their official Facebook page, the Niantic team explained why they removed the 3-step system and everything else that the community has been talking about for the past few days.
They started off by explaining why the 3-step display was removed from Pokemon GO in the recent patch. The team stated that they removed the 3-step system to “improve upon the underlying design”. This feature did not work the way Niantic intended it to, and did not meet their “underlying product goals”. Niantic is currently working on a better Pokemon tracking system.
The post also mentioned the third-party services by saying, “We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world.”
The Niantic team is also working hard on releasing the game in countries where Pokemon GO is not available yet. They also stated that their lack of interaction with their fans on social media, is due to their “crazy” working hours to get the game out for counties where Pokemon GO is currently unavailable.
We can expect a new Pokemon GO update in the next few weeks, which will introduce a new and improved Pokemon tracking system. For now, all we can do it wait for Niantic to redeem themselves.