Pokémon Go Creator Confirms Harry Potter AR Game

11 November, 2017, 01:56 | Author: Christina Harvey
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Little is known about the new app, but TechCrunch reports it will use the Niantic game Ingress which allows players to interact with their physical environment in both the real and virtual worlds, similarly to Pokemon Go. Then, beginning on January 2, HBO will air one film each night starting with the O.G. flick, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Pokemon Go has been an enormous hit for Niantic Labs.

"Wizards Unite" will let the players have an AR experience while exploring the mythos of J.K. Rowling's worldwide phenomenon.

Little is known about the new Niantic technologyWhen will Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite be released?

Much like Pokemon Go, the game will use augmented reality to turn the world around us into the world of Harry, Hermione, the bloke from Cracker and the rest of the gang.

Niantic announced their upcoming project this week, but they are yet to set an official release date for the game.

The last Harry Potter movie came out in 2011, but in that time, the best way to relive the series has been to buy the movies outright or wait for an ABC Family (er, Freeform) marathon of the films; they've never really been available on any major streaming service in the US.

It'll be played on smart phones with animated characters appearing in real locations similar to Pokemon Go.

"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.

Revealed today in a blog post on the Pottermore website, Portkey's games "will feature both new characters and - excitingly - could feature familiar characters "at different points in their lives" from the Harry Potter stories".



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