Pokemon GO Creator Working On Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

According to the scarce details we have so far it sounds like the Harry Potter game will share similarities with Niantic's original project, Ingress, and by relation likely be quite similar to Pokemon Go in many aspects. It does state that the game is co-developed by Warner Bros. A similar rumor previous year was thought to be a false alarm at the time, though Niantic did acknowledge that the company had the rights to create such a game. "And we weren't as communicative and open in the beginning [of Pokémon Go] because that was sort of a new process for our partners", Hanke told The Verge in July. Forbes reported that the game bought in $180 million in profit to Nintendo as of April 2017 despite them sharing the game with The Pokemon Company and Niantic. Interactive Entertainment under the Portkey Games Label.

As soon as we find out more on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, we'll be sure to let you know. Harry Potter's magical elements mixing in with the Muggle world is already a theme in the books and movies, so we can expect to see that reappear now in AR form. For fans of Harry Potter, this is a big deal.

Though there are now few details as to how the gameplay will operate, what is known so far suggests that the title will owe much to another of Niantic's previous works, Ingress. "The games will vary from mobile to console games", said Pottermore, "and will feature both new characters and - excitingly - could feature familiar characters "at different points in their lives" from the Harry Potter stories". Have a peek at The Diagon Alley for Reddit's premiere deep-dive community made for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. "The incentives it created for exploration, exercise, and real-world social interaction helped spawn a global community of fans, united by their shared experience, and laid the foundations for Niantic's real-world AR gaming platform", he wrote.

  • Kyle Peterson