Something that we only dreamt about has finally happened, and that is Niantic admitting Pokemon Go has bad quality.
In a short interview conducted by Eurogamer, when asked to elaborate more on the recent bugs, a spokesperson for Niantic said that the company vowed never to make that mistake.
Now, the thing we have all been waiting for: accepting errors. It has been said to Eurogamer, by Niantic (we assume the spokesperson) that Pokemon Go indeed needs quality improvement, mainly due to recent events that shook the whole Pokemon Go community. You know which events we are talking about.
Here is what Niantic said to Eurogamer during the Pokemon Go hands-on event in Los Angeles:
“It was a technical bug in nature, but I do know with 100 percent confidence, our engineering team [are] super aware of the root cause,”
“The issue is resolved as we communicated, which is good.”
“But the broader point that I would touch on there: quality. Clearly it’s an important thing and maybe not something that we’ve been the best at as of late – maybe throughout much of our history. And I can very confidently say that is something that we as a leadership team are echoing consistently from the tip top.”
“There’s been meaningful change throughout this entire year. A lot of times that tooling, that quality work that goes on behind the scenes can be even more ambitious as, let’s say, a new [feature] in and of itself. There are some really, really smart people hard at work on like making things better, because we know we want to do better, we can do better, but it doesn’t happen overnight.”
The thing with Niantic is that they only fix bugs, or any other problem only after players single that problem out. Only then do they take some action. If players do not report a bug, and Niantic sees that something is wrong, they will not do anything to try and fix something that could potentially crash the game.
Also, it is a little bit bizarre that they are treating New Zealand and Australia as testing regions, because, most bugs and problems happen there first. We are offering our condolences to the players located in New Zealand and Australia.
Last but not least, we are still waiting for those “bombastic” features. Hope goes last, but we are all getting tired and restless.
What do you think about this acceptance?