The company behind Pokémon Go are making a Harry Potter AR game

Kelvin Reese
November 11, 2017

The premium network announced today that all eight films in the Harry Potter franchise will be available starting on January 1st, 2018.

"We are delighted to welcome the Harry Potter films to our catalog of award-winning original programming and crowd-pleasing theatrical films", Bruce Grivetti, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and President, Film Programming, said in a statement.

The app developer wizards (pun intended) at Niantic, the company that created Pokemon GO, are in the process of developing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in partnership with Warner Bros., the studio behind all the movies. People can roam around their own vicinity for a magical experience, similar to what "Pokemon Go" players do in their real-world location to hunt down pocket monsters.

Instead of using inspiration from the popular anime series Pokemon, the creators are targeting another cultural icon with a big fan base - Harry Potter. Interactive Entertainment. "It is wonderful to have Niantic's remarkable augmented reality expertise as we develop this incredibly rich wizarding world for players to explore in their everyday lives".

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The game "will reveal that magic is all around us", reads the press release.

Pokemon Go, which was released in the summer of 2016, was an instant hit. The game called "Maguss" is now on its early alpha stage, although it was not granted any rights to use the same elements found in the "Harry Potter" universe.

Players will be able to cast spells and see magical beasts and characters from the books.

"But I still don't think they will be essential to the experience".

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