Pokémon GO Field Test Launching in the United States!
It’s been about a month since the opening of the Field Test in Australia and New Zealand. Now Niantic Labs is opening the test to the United States later this month, where their main office resides. A large amount of the FG team also reside in the US, so this opportunity is very exciting.
The Sign Up form has been opened up to the US region.
Why has FG been so quiet about Pokémon GO?
We’ve received a ton of community feedback asking why we aren’t posting more about Pokémon GO. While leaks are rampant, we’d like to keep our relationship with Niantic, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo in good standing. We initially did an APK teardown of the first leaked APK, though did not consider what that meant for those under NDA, or how it might negatively impact our relationships with the above companies. For those that do not know, many of those that have leaked have been banned from the beta. There have also been reports of subsequent Ingress account bans. Niantic CEO, John Hanke, reached out to us kindly asking we remove our first APK teardown, and urged us not share material from a closed NDA test environment going forward. That being the case, our team has decided to only report on public knowledge, and will not continue the teardown series for this game until it is out of a closed test requiring NDA.