Alohomora! The biggest secret just got unlocked – the rumours were true after all. The Harry Potter universe will come to life in augmented reality next year. Niantic, the company that created the mega-popular AR game Pokémon Go! this year, has announced their next game, and it’s based on the Harry Potter series.
The boy wizard and his friends captivated the imagination worldwide for years, so turning the series into an augmented reality game will allow everyone the chance to live out their fantasies.
The game will be called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and is inspired by JK Rowling’s Wizarding World. Since this is an AR game, it will have players exploring real world neighbourhoods and places across the globe. The adventures will include learning spells, discovering mysterious artefacts, encountering legendary beasts and teaming up with others to take down enemies.
Niantic, along with Warner Bros, will leverage technology to create such a one-of-a-kind magical experience that will bring people together by turning real-world streets, neighbourhoods and cities into a global game board.
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Pokémon Go! created quite a buzz this year, generating more than $1.2 billion in sales and around 45 million people playing the game each day, and the makers expect the Harry Potter AR game craze to be just as much.
Currently, we only know that the game is to be launched sometime in 2018, but you can sign up on their official page so that you’re constantly updated. You can also follow the game’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
The game will be available on Android and iOS, so make sure you have an updated mobile phone to run the game smoothly.
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