Pokémon GO’s large userbase has not been happy with the pulling of the game’s tracking features, third-party and within the game alike. The game’s first major update and closure of Pokévision have been met with near-universal disdain by those who say the game has been reduced to total randomization now.
Developer Niantic remains quiet on the subject, but perhaps this news will get it talking. People are requesting refunds through the Apple Store and have been successful in their attempts as well. As reported by Kotaku, players are making the case that in-game purchases that were intended to be used with tracking in mind are no longer useful now that the game has changed.
Someone behind the counter apparently agrees, too. A number of Reddit users and Kotaku writer Mike Fahey, reported that refunds from purchases have been returned in full to them.
When angry Twitter posts and protests are not enough to get a response, there is only one language that a publisher speaks. “Green” starts leaking, and people start talking. It’s the way of the universe. Expect Niantic to comment on the tracking controversy before the week is out.