Niantic satsar på Harry Potter

Niantic satsar på Harry Potter

Efter succén med Pokémon GO så satsar Niantic nu på nästa spel – Harry Potter.

Spelet, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, utvecklas i samarbete med Warner Bros och Niantic och det är planerat att släppas nästa år, 2018.

Dagens uppgifter kommer i skuggan av ett tidigare rykte, som Niantic dementerade, om att Niantic skulle utveckla ett AR-spel på temat Harry Potter. Nu visar det sig att det trots allt låg en hel del sanning i uppgifterna.

Niantic building a Harry Potter game similar to Pokémon Go was rumoured last year, when the company noted that it had acquired the rights to the app. But the rumour was subsequently debunked, oddly enough, with the original article containing the information pulled from the web.

The app is now official, but the details are still scarce, with the launch timeframe of just sometime next year, but it sounds like there will be significant influence from the Niantic game Ingress, which allows players to roam the real world collecting power-ups, defending locations and exploring their environment.