Wands up, muggles!
You may actually get to experience the world of wizardry at home now that Tech Cruch has broken news that Niantic Labs is releasing an augmented reality “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” mobile app in 2018.
For tech newbies, think of AR like you do Snapchat filters. Your phone’s camera captures your surroundings, but it layers in some extra fun stuff for your entertainment.
The San Francisco-based software gaming company is developing the game in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive and Portkey Games, The Verge reported.
Niantic also created other popular AR games like Ingress and Pókemon Go, which make use of location-based data so fans can play the virtual game in the real world.
Most mainstream gaming sites speculate the Harry Potter game will incorporate location data from Ingress and will likely mimic the defend-your-land plot of Ingress and Pókemon Go.
But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!