Harry Potter to come under augmented reality spell

Harry Potter to come under augmented reality spell

The tech giant is probably hoping the game will be as popular as Pokemon GoWhat will Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite be about?

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.

Today, we've received a press release from Warner Bros. detailing the game with a bit more information and quotes from John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, and David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. That's why it's such big news that the company has announced the hit game's successor.

There's obviously a huge amount of material for the AR game to tap into: finding magical creatures, casting spells or potentially even cool features like the Marauder's Map.

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"Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighbourhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies".

Niantic had previously attempted to popularise AR with Ingress, a location-based sci-fi game released in 2012. Then, beginning on January 2, HBO will air one film each night starting with the O.G. flick, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

"I expect the Harry Potter augmented reality experiences will be more robust and complex than they were in Pokemon Go, which should make the game more dynamic and the experience more engaging", Mr Harding-Rolls predicted. "Stay tuned to our social channels for updates as we work to bring this game to life".

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