Pokémon GO has been undergoing plenty of Beta testing this year, with developer Niantic running field tests in Japan and Australia. The global tour of this early version is going to now hit another vital market - it's coming to the US.
As Pokémon GO is a game heavily reliant on augmented reality and tracking locations real-time (along with other online aspects) it seems sensible to test it thoroughly around the world. Niantic has been battling to keep details locked down in previous field test, not always successfully, and we'd hope that this move to testing in the US points to development progressing well towards a final state. Based on current progress there'll perhaps be field testing in Europe next, though time will tell on that.
In any case eager Pokémon fans in the US can register their interest in the as-yet-undated field test right now - just head to pokemongo.nianticlabs.com - if you're not in the US it'll automatically exclude you from putting your name down. Don't wait too long, as the number of places may be limited.
Are you going to try and get in on this Pokémon GO field test in the US?
With thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up.
Ooh, I'll be all over this.
...Meh, why not...got nothing else better to do. >.>
can't wait to be disappointed
I just signed up. Thanks NL for the heads up.
Just signed up, I'll be sure to tell you guys how I was not selected lol
Signed up. Never played anything Pokemon aside from smash games. I was always a magic the gathering player. But this actually sounds like it would be a lot of fun.
I signed up. R.I.P who don't have a Gmail or Google Account.
Signed up. Hopefully I get selected
Cool, hopefully they'll beta test in Europe soon
I've lost hype for this, but i guess it won't hurt to sign up.
Though I'll be very surprised if I was picked, many times I've applied to beta test a game and whenever I do get picked, it's normally just an online game days before it's actual launch.
Oh awesome. Hey can I play it too? I mean certainly they're aware not everyone has a smart phone right? ...r-right?
I keep refreshing my inbox. Where is my email....
Signed up immediately (after reading the fine print, of course).
@HyrulianOfHyrule Are we supposed to get a confirmation email immediately after we sign up? Or is there only going to be an email for if/when we get selected for the beta?
@MetaRyan I'm assuming we should all get confirmation emails but I think it may be selected. I'm just hoping for a shot at the Beta.
I registered. crosses fingers
I've gotten lucky with random codes for demos from Nintendo before, and Google has selected me in the past for a couple testing things as well, so I'm in and hopeful! It probably won't happen, but I sure hope it does! I'm very interested in this title.
Signed up. Hyped. I wonder if they have changed anything from the last couple field tests. Regardless, excited to see what its like. You know, if i get picked.
Already signed. Hope I get picked!!!
@gardevoir7 You have to have a smart device with iOS or Android in order to play it. Just as you have to have a 3DS in order to play XY/ORAS. Kind of makes sense that you must have the platform the game is developed for in order to play it.
@gardevoir7 try BlueStacks or Memu Android emulator if you're really devoted
for anyone a little afraid of not getting chosen...
**cough* fakeemailgenerator **cough**
Signed up, hope I get to try it out during the summer break!
@TheRedCap30 It only takes about 5 minutes to set up an account really.
Oh well, at least, they say that is "only US" and not "North America" as away...
Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! PIIIIICK MIIIII!
Signed up, not getting my hopes up of being picked, but I did give Ingress a shot for a bit. I was a bit surprised there was actually other players in the area as it's not a busy city kind of place.
I'm gonna sit back, pull out my 3DS, play some Pokemon Sun, and laugh at all the crazy idiots out there throwing their phone around trying to catch some pokemon. If you though Google Glass was stupid looking, just wait till you see this.
@therewastwo Problem with that is I'm pretty sure the generated email address gets erased after a few minutes and there would be no way to access it if you did get selected
I signed up! Luckily I have a couple of gmail accounts so hopefully I get in. I literally have never won anything in my life so I'm hoping this is my first score!
I hope US means Canada too...
This site is not available in your country.
Please stay tuned for more information at Niantic Blog.
Thank you for your interest in Pokémon GO.
— The Pokémon GO Development Team
US only, pfff figures...
@ikki5 Thanks for the info
As much as I want to play it, I'll pass and wait for the final version mainly because of this line in the Field Test Overview,
"Test player accounts and game data will not be transferred to the release version. Game progression and data will be wiped multiple times during the course of the field test. Due to the nature of this field test, game data can be erased inadvertently at any time."
I remember the first closed beta I got into... Quake Live! Only my Yahoo mail thought it was spam so I totally missed out on it. X(
I think it's your name if you play Ingress.
Anyone know when the email will arrive?
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