After launching the field test of Pokemon GO in Japan last March, Niantic and The Pokemon Company will expand the Pokemon GO field test phase in Australia and New Zealand in the later part of this month.
Australia and New Zealand are the first Western areas to check out the in-development version of the augmented-reality Pokemon game. Interested players in any of these countries can sign up for a chance to be part of the Pokemon GO field test on Niantic’s official website.
Here’s the official announcement from The Pokemon GO Development Team according to Nintendo Enthusiast.
“The Pokémon Company and Niantic invite users to field test Pokémon GO in Australia and New Zealand. Users can visit http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com to sign up. Please note that sign up doesn’t guarantee access to the field test. The Pokémon GO field test will give users the opportunity to share early feedback and help improve the Pokémon GO experience.”
Players are also required to meet the following requirements:
- Android: Version 4.3 and above is required as Niantic currently do not support Intel atom-based Android devices.
- iPhone: iPhone 5 with iOS 8 and above is required. Playability is not guaranteed on all devices.
All testers are requested to keep all details classified, and they will not be given prior notice when the Pokemon GO field test will end.
Gamespot wrote that the Pokemon GO field test overview states that players will be chosen "based on a variety of factors which may include OS-types, experience in real world games and an element of luck".
Pokemon GO final version is set to release as a free-to-play game and will support in-app purchases for Android and iOS devices this year.
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