In a post on their website Niantic Labs – the studio behind Pokémon GO – announced their next project: Harry Potter: Wizards unite. The studio promises the magic of Harry Potter combined with the AR technology that integrated Pokémon with the real world.
Niantic will cooperate with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and their San Francisco studio to “pioneer all new technology and gameplay mechanics.” They promise to introduce wonder into the world around you with spells, legendary creatures and characters from the Harry Potter universe and release is set for some time in 2018.
Maybe this will be the game that finally gets all us nerds outside? Maybe we will all be waving our phones around and shouting spells this time next year? I, for one, am looking forward to finally using this time turner and wand I have lying around for something useful.