Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Is Next AR Game From Niantic

You may have heard of a little something known as Pokemon Go. The company plans to eventually launch the game on augmented-reality glasses, potentially include Magic Leap's forthcoming mixed-reality headset. Interactive and Portkey Games, a new sub-brand of the game studio, on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Though there are now few details as to how the gameplay will operate, what is known so far suggests that the title will owe much to another of Niantic's previous works, Ingress.

The video game rumor mill had suggested Niantic might be working on a Harry Potter game past year, but the company brushed it aside at the time.

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It's been almost a year and a half since the augmented reality game Pokemon Go took the world by storm, but that game's developers are now working on something a little more magical.

The creators of Pokemon GO have officially started creating the Harry Potter GO mobile game. The article speculates that the Harry Potter game might share some gameplay elements and features from Niantic's first mobile AR title, the scifi-themed Ingress. It's safe to say that fans of this much-loved franchise will be happy to see that there's a new game coming.

But while the app's existence is official, Niantic and Warner Bros. have yet to set a release date firmer than 2018, or release any of the details of how the game will work or what its objectives are.

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