Niantic, studio behind Pokémon GO, suspending operations in Russia and Belarus; gameplay will also be suspended

Gameplay to “be suspended there shortly.”

Niantic is the next studio in the video game industry to pull their games from Russia amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This announcement immediately follows Nintendo’s suspension of shipments to Russia.

Niantic’s games will no longer be downloadable in Russia and Belarus, and gameplay will “be suspended there shortly,” as well.

You can read Niantic’s full statement below:

[Source: Niantic]

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