Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Niantic's Next Game Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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Elaine Woods | 09 November, 2017, 01:39

Portkey is the new Warner Bros. Warner Brothers is developing the game under the new label Portkey Games, which is dedicated exclusively to creating experiences inspired by the world of Harry Potter. It's called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Wizards Unite will allow players to explore the world of magic while exploring the real world, via the pioneering Augmented Reality tech behind Pokemon Go! .

Niantic building a Harry Potter game similar to Pokémon Go was rumoured past year, when the company noted that it had acquired the rights to the app.

Still, whatever the game ends up being, it's something for Harry Potter fans to look forward to in 2018.

The developer behind Pokemon Go is working on a Harry Potter game.

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According to reports, the game will bring a big influence from Niantic's pre- Pokémon hit, Ingress. The Harry Potter game will be a follow up to Pokémon Go while tapping into a huge community of Harry Potter fans across the world. We don't know what the official date of the Harry Potter AR game would be, but there is something definitely brewing in the Niantic cauldron.

There isn't much more information yet. Interactive to develop the title.

A similar AR-based magical game, called Maguss, has already been made, and is now in early alpha. While Harry Potter is not almost as culturally ubiquitous as it was at the height of its popularity, WB could easily revive interest with the right games. Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement. Can the wizarding world be as compelling as catching and training your very own Pokémon?

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What adventures will Wizards Unite have in store?

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