Niantic's next project is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
09 November, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Cecelia Webb
Bustle reports that Niantic is teaming up with Warner Bros.to create the program, which will actually be called "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite". We don't know what the official date of the Harry Potter AR game would be, but there is something definitely brewing in the Niantic cauldron.
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Whatever the case, Harry Potter is positively rife with plenty of different characters, subjects, spells, items, and creatures to explore in a mobile game.
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Even if you are a muggle, the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game will immerse players in J.K. Rowling's magical realm of beasts and magic. It is confirmed that this mobile game will be another AR title - meaning that it will utilize real locations and video game technology - similar to what we saw in Pokemon Go.
The mechanics of Ingress would actually translate pretty well to the fictional Harry Potter universe, and seems nearly ready-made for a fantasy spell casting coat of paint to replace its science-fiction special forces veneer. An augmented reality game allowing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to merge with our humble reality.
How these adventures and spells will manifest in the game - and the many other details that are surely to come - will be revealed in 2018.
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