Harry Potter fans will soon be able to experience the wonder of the Wizarding World from their own phones.
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The new game, he goes on to write, will give "players that have been dreaming of becoming real life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World". The only timeframe Niantic has given is a vague "2018". What would you most like from a Harry Potter AR game?
Rumors of a Harry Potter AR game developed by Niantic had swirled a year ago, but were ruled a hoax by Snopes. This game will rely on the Ingress ecosystem, just as Pokemon GO did and does.
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Niantic certainly learned a lot from Pokemon Go, especially when it came to all of the technical issues that came as a result of the absolutely massive user base that quickly materialized.
The game won't actually be called "Harry Potter Go", but it is being designed by Niantic, the company who made the original app. We've reached out for comment from both Warner Bros. It sounds like the Harry Potter game might have something similar. Each of the seven books by author J.K. Rowling has broken sales records, with the series to date having sold over 450 million copies worldwide and translated into 80 languages. While Harry Potter is not almost as culturally ubiquitous as it was at the height of its popularity, WB could easily revive interest with the right games. As rumors already suggested, additional sources are now confirming that Niantic is attempting to strike gold a second time with the Harry Potter franchise.
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Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and WB Games to make this game feel as authentic as it can be.