UPDATED: Developer of Pokémon Go announces Harry Potter game in ARby Beatriz F. Souza
According to TechCrunch, Niantic Inc., responsible for Pokémon Go, is in the process of developing a similar game based on the Wizarding World, which they call Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
The mechanics are promised to be similar to its AR predecessors, using location data and allowing the player to explore the environment collecting items useful to the users’ progress.
The app will be co-developed by Warner Bros. and its sub-brand Porkey Games and its release is set to happen in 2018.
There are not many details for now. Stay tuned on Potterish for more information!
Pottermore released more information on Portkey Games, such as their plans on developing console games as well as mobile apps.
Familiar and brand new scenarios, as well as characters, are to be featured on those releases.
David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, said:
“With Portkey Games, we are thrilled to answer the fans’ requests for more games inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. We are working with talented creators to build games that focus on player-generated stories, which will live alongside the magical universe created by J.K. Rowling.”