It’s not a great day to be a game dev when even your most vocal fans want nothing to do with your game. Pokémon GO is in the midst of seeing a player uprising as people are taking to social media to declare that they’re not going to play the game anymore until they fix the EX Raid system. Niantic put the system in place last month to mixed reviews, and ever since that moment, the backlash has slowly been growing to the point where they’re now hearing about it from popular players.
Reversal, one of the most popular players on YouTube for the game took to his social media to announce that he was taking an “indefinite break” from Pokémon GO after having multiple problems with the raid system and seeing Niantic’s failure to respond to fans or even take steps to remedy the problem. One has to wonder if Niantic is even looking to fix the issue since they’ve been keeping quiet about it, or is this just the latest issue they’re trying to sweep under the carpet over the past calendar year of failures.
You know what? I’m done with this EX-Raid Pass System.
Way to kill my motivation on this game.
Taking a indefinite break from #PokemonGO
— Reversal (@ReversalYouTube) January 7, 2018