Niantic, the company behind the record-breaking Pokémon Go phenomenon, has announced that it has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to develop Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite, an augmented reality game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. The game will use similar state-of-the-art augmented reality technology such as that featured in Pokémon Go to enable fans to use magic just like the heroes of J.K. Rowling’s Potterverse.
Just as with Pokémon Go, players will be able to explore their real-world neighbourhoods and cities all over the world, going on adventures, learning how to cast spells, finding artefacts, and meeting legendary beasts and iconic characters.
The new game is the first to be developed under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Portkey Games, which is dedicated to creating video game and mobile experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
“At Niantic, our goal is to leverage technology to create real world experiences that help people to discover the wonderful, and often magical parts of the world around them,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc. “The beloved Harry Potter stories have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 20 years and soon we’ll turn the fantasy into augmented reality, allowing fans and their friends to become wizards and witches.”
“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. Interactive Entertainment. “It is wonderful to have Niantic’s remarkable augmented reality expertise as we develop this incredibly rich wizarding world for players to explore in their everyday lives.”
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Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment