A new augmented reality (AR) mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is being developed Niantic, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
The two firms say Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will use state-of-the-art augmented reality mobile technology to “reveal that magic is all around us”.
Players will explore real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe, players will go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters.
“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,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc.
“The beloved Harry Potter 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.”
“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,” said 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.”
Additional details for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be announced in 2018.