New Harry Potter Games Are In The Works For Console Players

The game will use the same AR technology used in previous titles from Niantic.

"We're incredibly excited to announce this next step in the evolution of AR mobile entertainment", Niantic said in a statement. "We are working with talented creators to build games that focus on player-generated stories, which will live alongside the magical universe created by J.K. Rowling", he added.

Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new "Harry Potter" augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday. Interactive and Portkey Games called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

"With Portkey Games, we are thrilled to answer the fans' requests for more games inspired by J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World", the president of Warner Bros.

Meanwhile, Gamespot noted that the first title under Portkey Games is the "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite". The company was also behind the game "Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4".

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The game contains elements of augmented reality.

Earlier this week, Niantic announced a new venture with Warner Bros. 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". Similar to Pokemon Go, it allows players to roam the real world collecting power-ups, defending locations, and exploring their environment.

There have been many Harry Potter console games over the years, but none recently.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be available exclusively on mobile hardware. Players should then await further announcements through Niantic's social media accounts.

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