Pokemon Go’s servers went down just before 8am on Tuesday (NZ time), rendering the game unplayable. At the moment, servers are back up.
The augmented reality game, which allows players to capture Pokemon all over the real world using their smartphone, has run into scaling issues since it launched late last week.
Also, there have also been multiple complaints about players inability to login, using Google. About this, Pokemon Go tweeted.
Already, the “global launch” of the game has been delayed indefinitely, with the app officially restricted to those in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. It would be advisable to have all these problems sorted out before the game goes global.
Scaling issues are unsurprising given the game’s explosive popularity: Some reports suggest it is already more popular than Tinder, and fast approaching Twitter. These services have built reliable systems to take on large loads of users over several years – Pokemon Go’s public release is not yet one week old.