Niantic has clarified why it removed the three-step display in Pokémon Go.

In a statement on the official Facebook page, the company said: “We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.”

“We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon GO around the world an… interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).”

“We want you to know that we have been working crazy hours to keep the game running as we continue to launch globally. If you haven’t heard us Tweeting much it’s because we’ve been heads down working on the game. But we’ll do our best going forward to keep you posted on what’s going on.”

In our Pokémon Go review, we gave it 60/100 stating: “Pokemon Go is one of the most enthralling mediocre games I have played in years. I know it’s not a great on paper, but I’m in love. I still want to eventually catch them all”.

For more Pokémon Go fun, find out why Laura thinks Pokémon Go may change the world.

Short. Sweary. Sarky. Streamer. Spartan. Story-driven games make me happiest. Spectacularly bad at shooters, but loves them. Screams a lot playing horror games, but loves those, too.

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