A new statement from Niantic has explained the reason behind why there was a delay in bringing the game to Brazil and South America; the company is blaming third-party services such as Pokevision.
According to their statement, these services were draining server resources which slowed them down and reduced the performance of Pokemon Go. The company claims that the total rejection of these services freed their servers and allowed them to release the game in Brazil and South America. It was also noted that some of these services were used by bots and for cheating which is still being dealt with.
The official post states: “We were delayed in doing that due to aggressive efforts by third parties to access our servers outside of the Pokémon GO game client and our terms of service.”
In addition to this, Niantic noted that dealing with this issue has caused their developers to focus on dealing with the problems caused by third-party apps instead of creating new content.
No details were give about adding a new tracking mechanic to the game or about the new bugs that have appeared in the game.