Siralim 2 patch on Android asking for Location

Greetings.
The recent patch for Siralim 2 on Android is asking App Permissions to the device Location. Is this a google play requirement or was the location specifically added for this patch ?

Dig

It seems to have something to do with Google Play because I upgraded the minimum required SDK for the game. The game doesn’t actually track or do anything with your location in any way.