Over two months have passed since the release of the augmented reality game, but until now, Pokémon GO has been enjoyed only by Android and iOS users. Unfortunately for Windows Phone users, Niantic Labs hasn’t made any announcement that the game will be released for this platform. On the other hand, recently, Niantic CEO John Hanke has talked about the company’s plans to bring the game to Android Wear.
Niantic CEO John Hanke has attended a recent TechCrunch event where he suggested that Pokémon GO might come to Android Wear, but he didn’t mention anything about bringing the game to Windows Phone. But this isn’t really a tragedy for users, because the hype died down and the Windows Phone community is no longer obsessed with playing the game on their smartphones.
In July, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users started a petition on change.org, requesting Pokémon GO creators, Niantic, Inc., The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo Co., Ltd., to release Pokémon GO on this operating system and they needed 150,000 signatures until August 2, but they didn’t reach the target number, as they needed 34,000 ore signatures. This means that millions of loyal fans were in reality only 130,000 people who wanted to play Pokémon GO.
Some of them have found out about a third-party app called PoGO-UWP, which unofficially brought Pokémon GO to their Windows Phone devices. The game was created by Stefano Tenuta, who was rejected by Microsoft, and until now, it has been downloaded over 1.5 million times. Since its launch on the GitHub page, PoGO- UWP has been played by over 50,000 unique users and this is why fans are no longer frustrated because Niantic is hesitating to release Pokémon GO for Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile. The good news is that this version of Pokémon GO can be installed on Windows PC and fans are taught in this video how to do that.
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