Like their previous games, Ingress and Pokemon GO, the newly-announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will use AR to pair gaming with the real world. It will utilize technology from Ingress, another Niantic app that had people walking around and checking into various real world locations, and be published under Warner Bros. Interactive and its brand new sub-brand Portkey Games. The two companies revealed that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be an augmented reality game coming to your mobile! What would you most like from a Harry Potter AR game?
Rumors flew past year that a game was under development but nothing was ever officially confirmed, but now we know for sure.
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We don't know what the rest of the games will be, but an update on Pottermore teases that they will feature new characters and familiar ones.
Hanke spoke in more detail on the official blog for Niantic Games.
So named because Portkeys transport wizards from place to place, Portkey Games will give Harry Potter fans the chance to be transported into the wizarding world and placed at the centre of their own adventure. "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".