Pokémon Go Creator Dishes Details, Update Gets Rid of Nearby Tracker
Pokémon Go has swept across the world, attracting millions of users but just as popular as the game comes greater competitiveness. With all the tips and tricks going on around, Pokémon Go’s creator sat down to dish some details with another update getting rid completely of the nearby tracker. What is next for Pokémon Go?Advertisement
Pokémon Go Creator Speaks Up
Niantic Labs with its CEO John Hanke sat down for an interview following the phenomenal success of his game. The executive has been making headlines thanks to the reception of the Pokémon Go series. However, the popularity of the game has also spawned cheats and other platforms that either help or just allow players to bypass some of game’s mechanics.
“Hah! To hatch his eggs? Well that’s kind of cheating, but it’s kind of creative and funny to so I don’t really mind it. He’s only cheating himself,” the CEO told Forbes on the cheats.
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As for those programs that also tap into the code of the game, the executive has this to say: “Yeah, I don’t really like that. Not a fan.”
“We have priorities right now but they might find in the future that those things may not work. People are only hurting themselves because it takes some fun out of the game. People are hacking around trying to take data out of our system and that’s against our terms of service.”
Pokémon Go Update
However, despite the CEO’s light take on some of the cheats, the latest and biggest update of Pokémon Go has also some interesting and even terrible changes, as noted by another report from Forbes. One part of the update now allows players to re-customize their character.
The update also features rebalanced Pokémon move sets and changed some spawn points. However, one downside of it is that the “three-footstep” bug is gone. Niantic decided to do away with the footstep tracking idea altogether. This means Pokémon now have zero footsteps near them, players will have to do with the idea that the creatures are just “around.”