Pokemon Go makers working on new Harry Potter AR game

Oscar Cross
November 11, 2017

Here's everything we know about the upcoming release.

According to BBC, rumors circulated previous year that a Harry Potter game was in the works, but it was eventually debunked. No release date has yet been announced. Pictures released a year ago, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is already part of the HBO library.

The blockbuster, starring Eddie Redmayne, will hit the big screen in November 2018.

Software company Niantic Labs is basing this new game on the universe of Harry Potter, an equally massive cultural obsession.

Gamers will be able to immerse themselves into the wizarding world, with different magical graphics superimposing themselves onto our everyday surroundings.

"With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World".

It'll be played on smart phones with animated characters appearing in real locations similar to Pokemon Go.

Publisher Warner Bros Interactive owns the video game rights to the Harry Potter series. In the game, players catch Pokémon that appear on a real-world map, while interacting with gyms pinned to real world places.

Niantic says the game will leverage the full stack of its platform while giving it the opportunity to create new technology and gameplay mechanics.

"We look forward to seeing you outside on your next adventure". The only thing we can hope is somehow Niantic works with J.K. Rowling on this app, and sets up a sorting hat situation to determine your "teams" via houses, rather than just choosing what team you're on, like in 'Pokemon Go'.

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