Niantic Inc. is the company that created virtual reality game Pokemon Go that has people all over the world excited, has revealed that they will be banning cheaters who violate their terms of service.
In a statement posted on the company’s official website, they revealed that accounts of users could be deactivated for several reasons which was highlighted in the statement.
“This includes, but is not limited to: falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokémon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software.
Our goal is to provide a fair, fun and legitimate game experience for everyone. We will continue to work with all of you to improve the quality of the gameplay, including ongoing optimization and fine tuning of our anti-cheat system.”
Since the game was launched a few months ago, users have found ways to cheat in various ways, such as: Faking their GPS location, tricking their Pokemon Go maps etc.
Nigerians are guilty of the faking GPS location offense but who can blame us, since the app has not launched in the country yet and we don’t want to be left behind while others enjoy all what this wonderful game has to offer.
Initially, Niantic issued cease and desist letters to programs like Pokevision and Pokemon tracker, who support cheating with their applications but none of the programs took action regarding the request.
The issue of what is allowed with this app is a bit dicey, but because this is the internet, I am certain people will find ways around even these new restrictions.
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Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan