Potterheads, the magic is coming to the real world. The developers behind smash hit app Pokemon GO, have already reportedly started to work on a related game set in Harry Potter universe.
With the huge success of ?Pokemon GO,? Harry Potter fandom took to promoting the idea and went so far as to petition Warner Bros and Niantic to come up with ?Harry Potter GO.?
Niantic wasted no time in acquiring the rights for a Harry Potter version of the app planning to ride on the success of hugely popular magic franchise.
Marcus Figueroa, Niantic?s senior developer, shared in an interview that they will be focusing on a Harry Potter GO app in the future, and shared some of the plans they intend to have in the upcoming game:
?We have acquired the rights for the app. The demand for this title was absolutely insane, so we figured we?d give it a shot. If we?re lucky we might see a launch by early 2017, but it?s hard to tell this early in the project.?
?We want to do something with schools of witchcraft and wizardry, similar to pokestops in Pokemon GO. As wells a quest system, and possibly large scale completely interactive events, but no promises. That?s all I can say.?
Game Play Options
The production of the game is yet to begin but the pretty large universe of magic has much to offer in terms of gameplay. The petition clamouring the support for the game has pretty much indicated what could be the part of game.
The Voldemort?s pieces of soul that Harry set to destroy in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows could be essential part of the game. Players could set to search for parts of missing soul of You-Know-Who and along the way pick other items to help them in their quest.
Another harder part of gameplay could involve the players going to find the Deathly Hallows. The three most powerful magical items consisting of the Elder Wand, Invisibility Cloak and the Resurrection Stone could be essential part of the game.
Another interesting gameplay suggested by YahooFinance, is dueling clubs. This could form part of the competition between friends and foes alike to pick up points against each other.
Until then fans have the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play to look forward to, though it is only available in London. The next in line movie inspired by the universe Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be out in November.
Harry Potter GO is expected to be released sometime in late 2017.