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Pokémon Go Creators Are Making A Harry Potter AR Game

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is coming to mobile in 2018.

Could this be the next big AR game? Niantic, the developers of the popular Pokémon Go mobile game is now making a Harry Potter game. Expected to launch on mobile devices in 2018, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will let those of you dreaming about one day becoming a real-life Wizard finally a reality.

Created in collaboration with Warner Bros, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will have you learning spells and exploring real world neighborhoods and cities. All to discover and fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies.

According to Niantic, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will leverage the full stack of the Niantic Platform. Much like how Pokemon Go brought people together around a shared digital reality at scale, one can only hope that this Wizarding AR World will also bring people together in a vast shared digital reality.

Almost five years ago, Niantic launched Ingress, the company’s first AR mobile game that turned real-world streets, neighborhoods and cities into a global game board.

Back in 2016, one of the first VR experiences Google launched on their Daydream View VR headset was built around Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a new film in the Harry Potter universe that has you using the controller as a wand.

Image Credit: Warner Bros / Niantic

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