Pokemon Go Creator Readies Harry Potter AR Game

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Pokemon Go Creator Readies Harry Potter AR Game
November 9, 2017
Matt Dunham / AP

 

Niantic, the company behindPokémon Go, announced Wednesday it is teaming up with Warner Bros. on a Harry Potter-themed augmented reality.

 

Details are scant on the new game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, though Niantic CEO John Hanks said in a blog post the game will merge virtual gaming with real world location.

 

Why it matters: Pokémon Go was an instant hit, but it's usage has waned. Adding similar dynamics to another globally popular franchise seems like a no--brainer.

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