Niantic Return To Augmented Reality With Harry Potter AR Title

Niantic Return To Augmented Reality With Harry Potter AR Title

Darren Sullivan
November 9, 2017

TechCrunch's report says the Harry Potter-themed game - just like Pokémon Go - will draw "significant influence" from Ingress, the augmented reality experience Niantic launched in 2012. This time, Niantic is focusing their augmented reality skillset on JK Rowling's Wizarding World with the creation of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Niantic will co-develop the game with Warner Bros. The Harry Potter game is expected to be very similar to Pokemon Go. "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will leverage the full stack of the Niantic Platform while also providing an opportunity to pioneer all new technology and gameplay mechanics". Interactive and its new sub branch Portkey Games.

It's been almost a year and a half since the augmented reality game Pokemon Go took the world by storm, but that game's developers are now working on something a little more magical.

"With this game, we are allowing the passionate, worldwide fan base to experience J.K. Rowling's deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way", said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros.

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This afternoon Niantic confirmed the existence of their next augmented reality Global Positioning System map-based game: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

It's due to be released in 2018, and is classified as a mobile AR game, similarly to Pokémon Go and Ingress. Each game plays a little differently. Interactive will use the same AR mobile tech as Pokemon Go.

Wizard's Unite is supposedly the next project that Niantic will release.