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The Pokémon Company and Niantic's mobile title, "Pokémon Go," will soon begin field test in Japan, reports IGN.

According to the site, the test will invite a limited number of players to use the app before it actually launches. The idea behind the field test is to get early user feedback to incorporate in the game's final release. Which makes this basically a beta test.

As of now the field test is only available in Japan, although the "Pokémon Go" development team said in a statement it "will expand to other countries in the weeks to come." No other details were given as to which countries those might be or when those countries can expect the field test to start.

Meanwhile, Niantic recently revealed that it is cancelling its 2016 Game Developer Conference session. Niantic CEO John Hanke talked to Game Informer and gave the reasoning for cancelling the session, saying:

"We have decided to forego our GDC talk on Pokemon Go in order to focus on getting the product ready for beta test and launch. As much as we hate to disappoint those in the industry attending GDC, we feel our time and energy right now are best spent on making sure every aspect of the product is where we want it to be."

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