After the success of the augmented reality (AR) game "Pokemon Go", Niantic is here again to offer a "Harry Potter" AR game. Interactive Entertainment and WB Games San Francisco's development team on the project. Interactive Entertainment, which revealed that the "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" was just one of the games that would be released under the Portkey Games.
Niantic is partnering with Warner Bros. Recognizing that some fans may be anxious that the new Harry Potter game will take resources from Pokemon GO's continued support and development, Niantic released a statement on its website to ease fan's concerns. "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". Intriguingly, the games might show these familiar characters "at different points in their lives" from the Harry Potter series. Niantic assured fans that they would keep supporting the game and are in fact hiring more developers for the revolutionary mobile game. Some of the previous games featuring the franchise include the eight movie tie-in games from EA, as well as Warner Bros.' Lego Harry Potter series, among others. Similar to Pokemon Go, it allows players to roam the real world collecting power-ups, defending locations, and exploring their environment.
Furthermore, the report noted that the creation of Portkey Games will usher in a new wave of "Harry Potter" games for consoles after a relatively long hiatus.
Along with learning spells and fighting monsters, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite players can also expect to discover artifacts, interact with iconic characters and team up with one another.
No release date has been set yet, but Niantic promises more information regarding Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to come in 2018.