Warner Bros. Interactive and Niantic Labs. have joined forces to launch Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The augmented reality application for mobile devices will take advantage of Harry Potter's universe, trying to replicate the success of Pokémon GO
Since July 2016, when Niantic Labs. launched Pokémon GO, millions of fans and users went out into the streets to chase and search for their favorite Pokémon. This application completely revolutionized the mobile gaming industry, opening an almost unexplored path in augmented reality.
This new hit, “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”, is expected to reach the glory achieved by Pokémon GO, which billed $200 million in its first month.
The fans of the legendary wizard saga, created by J. K. Rowling, will be able to download the game in their mobile devices at some point in the first quarter of 2018, as there is still no official release date. However, what we do know for sure is that the author of the books was directly involved in several features of the game. "Every experience will take place in the magical world of Harry Potter and was authentic by. J.K. Rowling, who supported Portkey Games (the label created to work on the project) and entrusted the design and creation of the game to Warner Bros. Games," said Niantic Labs. in an official press release on their website.
The aces under the sleeve of the game, based on the adventures of the magician Harry Potter, are based on the premise that players must learn spells by defending locations and exploring environments. The learning will allow to face legendary beasts and explore the streets in search of new discoveries. Best of all, you don't have to do it alone, because the game is able to join forces with other users to achieve goals cooperatively, just as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger did in books and films.
Although Pokémon GO was a tremendous massive success during its launch, it has been deflated over time because players feel abandoned by the lack of updates and the instability of services at major events. Niantic will know a little better how to deal with these problems in their new developments with the Harry Potter experience.
“Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” has not been very popular with loyal Pokémon GO users because they feel that now, with more reasons, the developer will be focusing its efforts on the world's most popular magician game. Nevertheless, Niantic has already assured that this game will not stop them from working in Pokémon GO, a development that will not be forgotten and they intend to continue improving.
LatinAmerican Post | Juan Felipe Guerrero
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