Pokemon Go was released last year and it caused a mixed batch of results. On one hand, it resulted in grown adults driving around suspiciously slowly and stopping in the middle of nowhere just to collect Pokemon. It did make them look a bit like pedophiles, hanging around parks late at night. On the other hand, kids actually went outside and made new friends based on the app. They went Pokemon hunting together and explored. Either way, it caused pandemonium.
Wait, it gets better – a Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The augmented reality app will be released in 2018 and is co–developed by Warner Bros. Interactive and Portkey Games. If we are being honest with ourselves, the Harry Potter world has captured both adults and kids' imaginations, and the app is expected to make waves among the Potter fan community.
The game will allow the user to learn spells, fight beasts and team up with other players to fight against enemies. It is based on an existing game called Ingress where players capture portals and create "control fields" over certain areas.
The creators aim to bring the franchise to life and to promote gaming in a social way that encourages exercise and exploration. Not a bad idea at all!