Why are Niantic games not marketed as "crowd-sourced"?
First of all, with the in-game maps (a star feature, for sure) being filled with points provided by the community, it is a fact.
Also, there seems to be a disconnect with regular players and Wayfarer. With "crowd-sourced" being a part of your first experience, maybe more people will look into what exactly is crowd-sourced and learn about Wayfarer that way?
And then it's the marketing value of the word "crowd-sourced". I'm not an expert in any way, but surely it's a positive word? Like "play together with fiends" or "be social with others"?