Pokémon Go global rollout halted due to ‘server issues’


It looks like Canadians will have to wait a little longer before being able to officially get their hands on Pokémon Go.

According to a recent statement from Niantic, Pokémon Go’s global rollout has been paused until the developer is able to deal with the game’s current server issues.

Niantic CEO John Hanke also recently stated in an interview with Business Insider that his studio plans to release Pokémon Go globally have been “paused until we’re comfortable.” It’s likely that Pokémon Go’s server’s issues are at least in part caused by players accessing the game from regions not officially included in the title’s initial launch.

While the experience of catching real-world augmented reality Pokémon is a dream come true for nostalgic fans of the franchise, Pokémon Go’s release has been mired with server issues, game crashes and rampant glitches.

The game is currently available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, but if you can’t wait to “catch ’em all” we have a guide explaining how to you can get the game right now for both iOS and Android.

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[source]Twitter, Business Insider[/source]