informa
/
Mobile
News

Niantic is developing a Harry Potter AR game

Update Niantic and Warner Bros. Interactive have confirmed that the duo is teaming up to create a Harry Potter-themed mobile game, similar to Pokemon Go or Ingress.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a Harry Potter-themed game for release in 2018 that will, like its pocket monster predecessor, center around augmented reality.

This game marks Niantic's first major project since Pokemon Go's own groundbreaking launch in 2016, and is likely to make use of some of the social features being developed through the company's recent acquisition of the Evertoon development team.

The game itself is called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and, like Pokemon Go, will be a mobile AR game with "significant influence" from the developer's previous location-based game, Ingress. Niantic is teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive to develop the title.

Additionally, the game's announcement comes packaged with the reveal of Warner Bros. Interactive's Portkey Games label, a new department solely dedicated to the creation of video games and mobile experiences inspired by the Harry Potter universe.

Update: Warner Bros Interactive has confirmed to Gamasutra that the pair is collaborating on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, stating that "the game will use state-of-the-art AR mobile technology and allow players to go on adventures, learn and cast spells, discover mysterious artifacts, and encounter legendary beasts and iconic characters as they explore real-world neighborhoods and cities across the globe."

Latest Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
08.27.21
Combat Designer

Xbox Graphics

Redmond, Washington
08.27.21
Senior Software Engineer: GPU Compilers

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
08.27.21
Systems Designer

Deep Silver Volition

Champaign, Illinois
08.27.21
Senior Environment Artist
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more