April 6, 2018
Warner Bros. and Niantic have teamed up to develop a new, augmented reality app based on the beloved franchise.
The new game, titled “
: Wizards Unite,” will utilize Niantic’s AR/real-world mobile game platform and will allow players to explore real-world neighborhoods and cities throughout the world to learn and cast spells, discovery mysterious artifacts and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.
“With this game, we are allowing the passionate, worldwide fan base to experience J.K. Rowling’s deeply powerful and imaginative universe in a new, truly immersive way,” says David Haddad, president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “It is wonderful to have Niantic’s remarkable augmented reality expertise as we develop this incredibly rich wizarding world for players to explore in their everyday lives.”
The news of Niantic creating a
game similar to “Pokémon Go” wasrumored last year; however, the rumor was subsequently debunked after appearing on websites such as
Additional details regarding “
: Wizards Unite” will be revealed in 2018.
“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,” says John Hanke, founder and chief executive officer, Niantic. “The beloved
stories have captured imaginations worldwide for more than 20 years and soon we’ll turn the fantasy into augmented reality, allowing fans and their friends to become wizards and witches.”
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