Pokémon Go developer Niantic is planning for 2018 to launch an augmented reality game about Harry Potter
THE Niantic is a game developer mobile who became famous (and billionaire) worldwide after launching Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that enabled users to capture Nintendo monsters in the real world environment.
However, before the tremendous success of Pokémon Go, which has become a real fever worldwide, the Niantic already had an augmented reality game. This is the Ingress, that despite having been much less successful than Pokémon Go, has a loyal fan base.
Harry Potter in Augmented Reality
That is, the Niantic is a company that already has a beautiful know-how in developing augmented reality games. And, for 2018, she plans to release another title that promises to be an absolute success: Harry Potter.
The saga of the “comrade witch” is narrated in seven books, written by J.K. Rowling and which were later adapted into eight films. During the launch of the books and films, the franchise gathered a fervent legion of fans, especially those who grew up “together” with students from Hogwarts.
Therefore, the public and financial potential of the new game is enormous. And he even has a name: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The game will be developed thanks to a partnership signed with Warner Bros. Interactive and its affiliate studio, the Portkey Games. The release date is scheduled for 2018, without a certain month. We just hope that Niantic don’t delay the launch as much as in Pokémon Go.
How will it work?
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be based on the company’s first game, the one already commented Ingress. In it, players had to divide themselves into teams to open portals in real places. We don’t know yet what kind of interaction that the gamer will allow to the players, but it is not difficult to imagine the crowd releasing an «AVADA KEDAVRA» in public.
We also hope that, this time, the Niantic better prepare your servers for a large number of simultaneous players and, of course, maintain a more open communication with your audience.