Avid fans of Pokemon in the U.S. are just a few clicks away to get a chance to be selected for a test field of Pokemon GO in the United States, the game’s developers said.
Niantic, the developer of Pokemon GO, announced in a statement Monday that Pokemon fans in the U.S. may participate in a field test in order to improve the game’s user experience.
Interested players need to pre-register to Niantics’s list in order to qualify for the field test. The company, however, noted that pre-registration list does not guarantee a slot, but it’s a must.
A similar field test for Australia and New Zealand residents was also announced by the developer on April 25. Initially, the game will be released to iOS and Android platforms. There was no confirmation whether the same game will be available for Research in Motion (RIM) users of BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry users, however, can sideload the app to their BlackBerry devices once the app is already available in leading app stores.
Pokemon Go is Niantic’s the recent addition to its new generation of gaming experience called the Real World Gaming platform. This augmented reality game enables the player to trade and interact with friends and pull off the vital features of the game.
“This platform combines mobile location technology and augmented reality to create a unique game experience that motivates players to go outside and explore the world around them. Players will explore their surroundings to find and catch wild Pokémon. Certain wild Pokémon only appear in their native environments; for example, Water-type Pokémon may only appear near lakes and oceans,” Niantic wrote in its official blog.
To qualify for the field test, players are required to register to Niantic’s official website.