Pokemon Go's Niantic taps 'Harry Potter' magic for new augmented reality game

Pokémon Go creator confirms Harry Potter AR game

After the success of the augmented reality (AR) game "Pokemon Go", Niantic is here again to offer a "Harry Potter" AR game.

The blogpost also noted that Niantic was hiring more people for the Pokemon Go development team. Niantic is going to release info on new Pokemon Go update, according to the blog post the updates will improve some features.

Niantic also added that players will get to experience J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. Gamers will be able to learn spells and look around in their neighborhood to discover, team up with other wizards or witches to fight legendary monsters from the Harry Potter world. Additionally, there was a Quidditch-themed game called Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup. Interactive Entertainment, which revealed that the "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" was just one of the games that would be released under the Portkey Games.

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While Harry Potter fans were thrilled about this week's surprise announcement, many Pokemon Go fans were a little less enthusiastic. Now, Niantic has pledged that it is staying "100 percent committed" to Pokemon Go, with more "amazing features" coming soon. Subscribe to UltraGamerZ for updates about Harry Potter Wizards Unite. The games will vary from mobile to console games, and will feature both new characters and - excitingly - could feature familiar characters "at different points in their lives" from the Harry Potter stories. In an interview with BBC, IHS Markit consultancy's Piers Harding-Rolls believes that the upcoming "Harry Potter" game was promising and would be an apt "follow-up" to "Pokemon Go".

The game's use of real locations is similar to Niantic and Nintendo Co Ltd's Pokemon Go, which became the first mass market adoption of AR in July 2016 and allows players to "catch" animated characters that appeared in their real surroundings.

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