Niantic to Pay Out $1.6 Million in Pokemon Go Fest Lawsuit

Last year’s Pokemon Go Fest was something of a disaster for Niantic, and the company has settled a class action suit that was filed as a result for almost $1.6 million.

The event was plagued with problems from the outset, with the game crashing frequently, and leaving most players unable to use the app, including IGN’s Andrew Goldfarb, who was in attendance.

In the wake of the underwhelming festivities, Niantic issued full refunds to the Fest’s attendees, $100 worth of in-game PokeCoins, and issued an apology, with a spokesperson saying the staff were “horrified” by the situation.

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