Malaysians are currently going more than a little mad waiting for Pokemon Go to receive an official launch in the country. However, it looks like the wait will have to go on a little longer as developer Niantic has said that it has nothing to announce about future expansion plans.
The statement was sent to IGN SEA, who had inquired about a possible street date for Pokemon Go in Malaysia. We are not certain about what prompted the inquiry, but it is likely to have something to do with a rumour floating about that the game will be available locally very soon. Of course, it appears that the rumour has been proven false.
Interestingly, the statement listed the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany as the only countries available. The game had also launched in the UK shortly before IGN posted its news. This is a likely indication that Niantic has no interest in making announcements as to when the most popular mobile game ever will be launching in select countries.
Pokemon Go is currently region locked, as Niantic struggles to keep up with the unexpected number of players who have joined the game. The servers have repeatedly gone offline since the start of the game, and this appears to have slowed plans for a global rollout of the game. Which means we could be in for a very long wait.