'Pokemon GO' Update: Game Has Become A Serious Threat To One's Safety; Devs Exploring Multiplayer Options
"Pokemon GO" is like the new black. It is making wave after wave. Niantic's highly celebrated game is definitely reaping massive recognitions worldwide. Unfortunately, along with its success, the title proved to have its own cons. The game is reportedly being utilized to terrorize victims, particularly in Missouri. Meanwhile, the studio is said to be looking at various options in terms of introducing a multiplayer feature.
In its most organic form, "Pokemon GO" allows players to explore the world outside the comfort of their homes. They have to literally walk down the streets or visit a particular place, all in hopes to catch a certain species. However, such gaming experience can actually present new and unexpected problems.
According to The Verge, the O'Fallon Police Department in Missouri received a report about a group of armed robbers using "Pokemon GO" to victimize people. Take note, the robbers attack individuals at gunpoint.
Fortunately, the local officers were able to apprehend the suspects, four in total, in the aforementioned area. Basically, they used "Pokemon GO" to come up with a beacon within the game's Pokestop. By doing so, the culprits were able to rob a total of 11 players, all of which are believed to be between age 16 to 18-years-old. The victims are situated in either St. Louis or St. Charles of Missouri's counties.
In related news, Niantic is said to be on the look-out for options pertaining to "Pokemon GO" multiplayer feature, as reported by GameSpot. The studio realized the impact of the game to the community. That, in one way or another, it can be celebrated with a group of friends or the alike.
Reports suggest that the company's goal, once "Pokemon GO" multiplayer feature will become a reality, is to "encourage social fun." Hence the happenings of events after events. It should be noted, however, that the said feature is still an idea. That Niantic is still exploring the best possible options, along with figuring out a way to do it the right way.
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