Niantic is set to follow-up its immensely popular Pokémon Go game with another title that sounds perfect for AR technology. According to TechCrunch, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, is set to arrive sometime in 2018.
Pokémon Go landed in summer 2016 and was an immediate hit featuring AR technology
While the app name has been released, not much else is known. Here’s more from the report:
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.
Originally landing in mid-2016, Pokémon Go was a massive hit and was one of the first real-world hits featuring augmented reality technology. The game made almost $1 billion in revenue by the end of that year.
The game still has a huge fanbase as Niantic continues to update the content and offer a number of fun contests.
We’ll definitely let you know if we hear anything more about the game. The huge Harry Potter universe sounds like a great use to combine with AR technology.