Harry Potter AR game coming in 2018 from Pokémon GO's Niantic Labs

Steve Phelps
November 9, 2017

The title of the AR game is "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" and it is being co-developed by Warner Bros. Warner Bros and Niantic are working collaboratively with Portkey Games, a fairly new game label that is dedicated to bringing Harry Potter to the real world on mobile devices.

Harry Potter Wizards Unite is Niantic's next game according to an announcement from today.

Niantic is regarded as the leader in the augmented reality gaming space. Interactive, David Haddad, has advised that he is thrilled by the new launch and is looking forward to the games that will be released. That way when more information rolls out about the game, you can find it in your inbox.

Next Games introduced The Walking Dead: Our World in August, and now, Niantic's next AR project is reportedly Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The game will take advantage of the technology featured in Pokemon Go and Ingress and allow you to travel around while discovering mysterious artifacts, learning to cast spells, and encountering legendary beasts and characters. For now head over to the game's website and sign up to the newsletter in order to receive the latest updates.

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Many people praised Pokémon GO for encouraging users to actively explore the world around them transforming neighborhoods into hunting -grounds for fantastical creatures. Have a peek at The Diagon Alley for Reddit's premiere deep-dive community made for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. As described by Pottermore, "Portkey Games will give Harry Potter fans the chance to be transported into the wizarding world and placed at the centre of their own adventure".

For now, details about the game are scant, but we'll hear more about it in 2018.

Pokemon Go was a huge success upon its release in Summer 2016.

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