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The company behind Pokemon Go is making a Harry Potter AR game

  • The game is a joint venture between gaming company Niantic and Warner Bros.
  • There aren't many details about how the game would work.
  • It's not hard to imagine a big launch given the massive initial success of Pokemon Go and the loyal fan base of J.K. Rowling's book series.
Source: Warner Bros.

The company behind Pokemon Go is planning an encore augmented reality app — this time one based on the world of Harry Potter.

Niantic CEO John Hanke confirmed that that 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' will launch in 2018 as a joint venture between gaming company Niantic and Warner Bros. TechCrunch first reported the news.

There aren't many details about how the game would work, but it's not hard to imagine a big launch given the massive initial success of Pokemon Go and the loyal fan base of J.K. Rowling's book series.

"With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Players will learn spells, explore their real world neighborhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies," Hanke wrote on Niantic's blog.

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