It’s 2016, which moves us one step closer to the release of Pokémon Go! Pokémon GO is the dream app for all Pokémon trainers that will be available through IOS and Android devices only (rather than on Gameboy devices as has been the norm for Pokemon games). Players can now experience catching their own Pokémon in the outside world. That’s right, you no longer have to search for Pokémon through a tiny, virtual, playable character; YOU and only you are the Pokémon master with this app, where mobile location and expanded reality collide to create a Pokémon app to do this generation justice. Whether you are a new trainer or a Pokémon veteran, this app will drive and inspire players to go beyond any boundaries they’ve seen before.
Players can search for multiple Pokémon with their phones, which is convenient because who isn’t addicted to their phone? You will also be notified when Pokémon are in range and can immediately throw a very realistic, virtual pokéball to add them to join your team. This allows easy, fun and breathtaking gameplay for all ages. However, you’re not in this alone. Just like in other Pokémon games, there are trainers to befriend and battle. This is where the field test comes in to help make exceptional gameplay for players all over the world.
The creators of Pokémon Go are conducting a field test, otherwise known as
beta testing. This is where a product (like this well anticipated app) is tested prior to the public launch. It is the last stage of testing, which means we are one step closer to having Pokémon Go downloaded on our phones! They have already conducted field testing in Japan, and now are preparing to conduct testing in the United States. The Pokémon Company and Niantic, Inc. are asking for future players to sign up here, and if selected to download a field test version, to play. The gameplay feedback will help polish and render this app’s finest details in order to provide a well-finished game.
There are many guidelines and requirements if you are one of the lucky Pokémon trainers selected for the field test. One important note is that because it is a field test, there is limited gameplay, features and certain bugs in the app. Your job is to work with The Pokémon Company and Niantic, Inc. during your journey to fix these things. In addition, there is an extreme need for confidentiality. Please do not spoil, or diminish the element of surprise if chosen to take part of the field test! You will not be able to share the content through social networks, blogs, videos, etc. This is extremely understandable and should be respected. The bottom line is: don’t spill the beans, or let the cat out of the bag. If you’re interested, and want to read the field test overview or sign up, you can click right here!
I’ve signed up. Have you? What are you looking forward to now that it won’t be on a DS screen or on cards? Let us know in the comments below!