Remember all that time you spent chasing virtual Pokemon around your neighbourhood? Niantic remembers. And the developer is hoping you’ll do the same, in some form, for a Harry Potter game with a similar augmented reality base concept. With a fan base the size of the Harry Potter crowd, this could be huge.
It’s called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and it’s going to be shite. Oh, okay, I’ve just been told that that’s conjecture and I can’t really say that. Right, lets try again. It’s called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and it might be quite nice. But it will probably be shite. Anyway, it’s being c0-developed by Warner Bros. Interactive and Portkey Games – if you know your Dumbledore from your Slytherins, you’ll know that a Portkey is a sort of transportation device within the Potter universe.
We don’t know much about the game, really, except that it’s in the works and that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be with us sometime in 2018. Be prepared to see grown-ups hopping up and down their driveways on pretend broomsticks, I reckon.[via Techcrunch]