Niantic Will Actively Support Pokémon Go Alongside Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic has reassured fans of Pokémon GO that the newly announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will not affect any future content coming to GO.

on November 11, 2017 4:02 PM

Earlier this week, Pokémon GO developer Niantic announced that they would be teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WB Games to create an augmented reality game based on the Harry Potter universe. The title will be called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Fans of Pokémon GO might be wondering what this new Potter title means for future updates and additions that could come to the game.  Niantic reassured fans by saying that they’re “100% committed” to creating an ever-changing experience that’ll continue to “deepen the connection” players have with the Pokémon universe. They’ll continue building “amazing” new features going into 2018 and beyond.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be available exclusively on mobile hardware. The game will use the same AR technology used in previous titles from Niantic. Other details about Wizards Unite are currently very few, but we’ll probably learn more in the coming months closer to the game’s final release.

In other news, Pokémon GO just hosted a Halloween event that added some generation three monsters to the game. More Pokémon from the third generation will be added to the game sometime in December.

Pokémon GO was originally released on July 6 last year. You can download it on Android and iOS devices.

Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.