Niantic, the company that made the hit game Pokemon Go, are now developing a similar Harry Potter game for smartphones.
You too can soon be a wizard, wandering around the planet doing whatever wizards do, with the new Pokemon Go-type Harry Potter game from Niantic.
— Wizards Unite (@HPWizardsUnite) November 8, 2017
“The game will use state-of-the-art AR mobile technology and allow players to go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters as they explore real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe,” the company said in a press release.
So far we know that the game is named ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’, and that it will be available both on iPhone and Android devices.
— The Life Pile (@thelifepile) July 15, 2016
While no official release date has been announced, it is reasonable to say that it will not be available until sometime next year.
Niantic are partnering up with Portkey Games, by WB Games studio, to create the mobile game inspired by J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.