Image: Daniel Radcliffe, left, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in the Harry Potter series.

SAN FRANCISCO- Niantic Labs, a technology start-up who focusing on the future of augmented reality has announced that they will be making a Harry Potter AR game called, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

The game will be co-developed with Warner Bros. 

Niantic confirmed the news and said,  “With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real-life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.”

According to Niantic, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be influenced by Niantic’s cult classic game Ingress, which allows people to collect boosts, defend locations, and explore their environment, mixing the real world and the digital.

Niantic will announce more details about the game in 2018.

However, while you wait, here are other Niantic games you can play: 

1.Ingress 

Ingress is a location-based, augmented-reality sci-fi mobile game. 

How it works is that the world that we live in is turned into a battlefield and two groups, known as the Enlightenment and the Resistance, are fighting to take control of so-called portals. 

These portals are only visible using the Ingress app. Portals can usually be found near cultural landmarks such as memorials, churches or touristic spots. 

You can only interact with a portal once you are close to them. 

The game was first released for Android devices on November 15, 2012 and later for iOS on July 14, 2014. 


2. Pokemon GO

In Pokémon, monsters or animal-like creators roam the lands and your job is to find, capture, and train them. 

Then you put them in a battle against other players.  

The mobile app can be downloaded for iOS and Android.

It’s free to download and start playing, but you have the option to use real money to buy in-game currency called Pokecoins. 

The game works by using your phone’s GPS for your real-world location and augmented reality to bring up the Pokémon on your screen. 

- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE