Pokémon GO beta registration now open in North America

Registration for the eagerly anticipated beta for Pokémon GO opened today in North America, and is now available for iOS and Android users in the market.

Those interested in the Pokémon GO field test, which will give users the opportunity to share early feedback and help improve the Pokémon GO experience, can register here; however, access to the field test is not guaranteed.

Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices blurs the real world and virtual world of Pokémon, using real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon.

“Because the game involves numerous people playing in multiple countries at the same time, we have a lot to test before we publicly launch,” developer Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Group said, which is why they are looking for field testers.

For those interested in signing up, below are the details:

  • Confidentiality: To have an element of surprise for our users at public launch, we ask that all field testers refrain from sharing the content of the field test with others through social networks, blogs, video networks and/or other media. Please treat all information as confidential.
  • Requirements:
    • Users residing in the United States, Australia or New Zealand. Android & iOS devices only.
    • Compatibility:
      • Android: Version 4.3 and above is required. We currently do not support Intel Atom-based Android devices.
      • iPhone: iPhone 5 with iOS 8 and above is required.
      • Playability is not guaranteed on all devices.
    • You need to agree to the privacy policy before signing up.
    • If you are selected to participate in the field test, you will need to review and accept the Pokémon GO Terms of Service which is integrated into the Pokémon GO mobile app.
    • The field test sign-up period may end without prior notice.
    • Field testers will be selected based on a variety of factors which may include OS-types, experience in real world games and an element of luck. Selected participants will receive an email with detailed instructions and requirements.
    • Confirmation of successful registration will not be re-issued under any circumstances, including the following: you provided the wrong email address, you inadvertently deleted it, or you lost it after it was processed as a spam mail. Please make sure that you enter a valid email address correctly.
    • Test player accounts and game data will not be transferred to the release version. Game progression and data will be wiped multiple times during the course of the field test. Due to the nature of this field test, game data can be erased inadvertently at any time.
    • Field testers will receive no premiums or monetary rewards, nor will they be reimbursed for any data usage. Please consider the actual improvement of game as the reward for participating the program.
    • Please pay attention to your surroundings and play safely. Niantic disclaims all liabilities for any property damage or personal injury that may occur during your participation in the field test.
    • The testing registration and account are personal and are not transferable to any other person. Field testers are prohibited from gifting, lending or exchanging the account.

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