It was all just a terrible, terrible hoax.
Maybe it was just me and my own social network, but I had a lot of friends post ‘stories’ claiming that Pokemon Go was cancelled. People were howling at the moon. The good news: it was all a pile of bullshit.
Pokemon GO is the augmented reality game that allows its players to capture, train and play with Pokemon it captures in the real world. It caused quite the stir when it was first announced — firstly because it’s such an amazing high concept, secondly because it seems like the kind of crazy idea that Nintendo would never sign off on.
Pokemon GO seems too good to be true, which is why I suspect people were so quick to believe that the game had indeed been cancelled.
But all rumours of its cancellation led back to the same place: a bloody Rick Roll video. Bloody hell, it’s 2015 and we’re still dealing with this shit.
Thankfully Pokemon GO is still being planned. Niantic, who is working on the project along with Nintendo and Pokemon Company, has promised that more Pokemon GO information will be released mid-October.