Game maker Niantic has agreed to stop characters from its augmented reality game Pokémon Go appearing on or around railway tracks and in the dunes near Kijkduin after threats of lawsuits.
Railway firm ProRail had repeatedly requested a ban and said it has now been told by Niantic’s lawyer that the characters will be stopped from appearing in places where they can create ‘dangerous situations or are a nuisance’.
In addition, Niantic has agreed to remove them from the protected dune area near the seaside resort of Kijkduin altogether and in the town itself overnight.
Kijkduin dubbed itself Pokémon capital of the Netherlands this summer but quickly came to regret the move after thousands of people turned up to play the game.
The Hague city council had planned to challenge Niantic in court on October 11 and has now suspended the legal action.
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