The success of Pokemon Go basically means developer Niantic can tackle whatever IP they want. This time, Niantic is focusing their augmented reality skillset on JK Rowling's Wizarding World with the creation of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Subtitled Wizards Unite, the title is planned for release next year and will be co-developed by a new arm of Warner Bros. According to Tech Crunch, the game does indeed exist, although Niantic has yet to publicly comment on the news thus far.
David Haddad, President of Warner Bros.
Wizards Unite will utilize Niantic's real-world mapping to "reveal that magic is all around us". Interactive to bring the app to life, with the latter's development team operating under the Portkey Games brand. Since they have seemingly perfected the genre of capturing creatures, why not adapt Harry Potter into a similar experience next?
Hopefully additional details come down the pipeline in the next few weeks so we know exactly how we'll be spending most of our time when the game does drop. "With our previous game Ingress we were very communicative with players, and very open".
Harry Potter, like Pokemon, remains incredibly popular, with the recent stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child selling out shows, Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter likewise raking in the cash. This is, of course, all speculation on our part, but we wouldn't be surprised if the game lends heavily from Niantic's Pokemon GO. Interactive made specifically for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.