The global rollout of Pokémon GO has been halted. If you’ve already managed to install the game you’ve probably come across server delay screens already Well, that’s the culprit. Pokémon GO has been so popular that its developer Niantic Labs’ servers can’t keep up with demand.
So rather than melt their servers down with even more players, Niantic has perhaps wisely opted to halt the rollout of its apparently-the-best-mobile-game-ever until it can catch up with demand. Niantic confirmed as much in a recent tweet.
Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out #PokemonGO to new countries soon.— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 8, 2016
As Niantic Labs’ CEO, John Hanke, told Business Insider, the global rollout will be “paused until we’re comfortable”. So for now, unless you live in the U.S., Australia or New Zealand, you’re going to be waiting a little while before you can start roaming the streets, staring into your phone while on the lookout for pocket monsters. When it does happen for your country though, you’ll know.