What was once a rumor and joke is looking to be a reality as Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has just been announced and in the works from Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive. Something that players of other AR games have wanted and makes great sense for it all can rejoice as we are now getting one on our iOS and Android devices sometime in the near future. At least if Harry Potter: Wizards Unite truly goes down the path that their other great title have gone and their new team, Portkey Games, handles it well. I am sure they will give everything we have seen so far, but hopes and faith are still needed as this could be a project that could fall flat as well if lessons from the past are not learned.
Anyways, as it looks, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be a game similar to Pokémon Go! has been but set in the Wizarding World that J.K. Rowling has set up for a while. It looks to be more than just a fantastical beast searching game as the few details out there talk about hunting down mysterious artifacts and going on adventures. Of course Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will have us finding these beasts and other iconic characters from the established universe but there sounds to be much more than a scavenger hunt style game in AR. It could still boil down to that, but hopefully, there will be much more than just that. Time will tell I guess and we will have more on it all sometime next year.
Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the development of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, an augmented reality (AR) mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Published by Niantic and co-developed by Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will use state-of-the-art augmented reality mobile technology to put magic in the hands of aspiring wizards and witches worldwide.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will reveal that magic is all around us, and allow players to be a part of Harry Potter's rich world, through Niantic’s AR + real-world mobile game platform and the franchise expertise of WB Games San Francisco’s development and publishing team. By exploring real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe, players will go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a new games label dedicated to creating video game and mobile experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Have you been able to calm down yet after hearing that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is actually going to be a thing? Did you think that it was only a matter of time before this was actually made or did you have your hopes dashed a while back? Do you think that this will be like the other titles in the developer's wheelhouse or will Portkey Games give us much more than we could have expected? Let us all know what you are thinking down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. As we learn more on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, we will have it here for you. Keep checking back in and watching our social feeds so you can get those updates too.