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The creators of Pokemon Go, it has revealed that is working on a Harry Potter-themed follow-up, and even augmented reality features.
Niantic said, would find players and combat, fantasy beasts in the real world, neighborhoods in the smartphone game to get a release date.
Pokemon Go according to reports, around 45 million daily players at its peak and generated more than $1.2 bn (£915m) in sales.
An expert said of the Harry Potter brand had the potential for similar success.
Publisher Warner Bros Interactive has the video game rights to the Harry Potter series. It has been developed Lego-brands-tie has build-in title, through its subsidiary of TT Games, as well as the partnership with Electronic Arts, action-adventure, which launched alongside the films.
Warner Niantic Harry Potter: sorcerer said-was only one of several new games based on JK Rowling’s characters are planned. They are all published under a new label – port key-games – so named because of the port key wizard from place to place in the books.
Claims that Niantic would be a Harry Potter-themed game initially in 2016, reported in July but were dismissed as a hoax, not least because the San Francisco-Go was based developers with the implementation of Pokemon in the time.
The Pokemon title, it was the first mainstream hit for the augmented reality in the real world-the views recorded by a camera to be mixed with computer graphics on the screen.
Niantic had previously tried to popularize AR with Ingress, a location-based sci-fi game published in the year 2012. But it was only after he took an established brand that caught the public’s attention.
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“I think the Harry Potter game is a great thing,” commented Piers Harding-Rolls of IHS, Markit consultancy.
“If you look at the other major franchises out there, I don’t think there are many that could do the Pokemon Go, justice, as a follow-up.”
Relatively few details were provided about the upcoming game, except that it involves players in learning to take spells before setting out to explore your surroundings in search of mysterious artifacts and fight “legendary beasts” with the option to team up with other “powerful enemies”.
Potter fans have been told, you will have to wait until next year to learn more.
The title is likely to use advanced augmented reality features provided by Apple and Google on their ARKit and ARCore developer tools that were not available when Pokemon started to Go.
But Niantic can be switched off to be aware of the fact that many of the Pokemon Go, the rest of the fans to play it with his AR-functions, because it makes playing the game easier and saves battery life.
“I expect that the Harry Potter augmented reality experiences are more robust and complex than you Go in Pokemon, which should make the game more dynamic, and the experience more engaging,” Mr Harding-Rolls predicted.
“But I don’t think, however, that they are important to the experience.”