Pokemon GO’s excitement is not yet over but Niantic, the creator behind the popular game, is set to partner with another famous brand, the Harry Potter series. Niantic senior developer Marcus Figueroa confirmed in an interview that they have acquired the rights for the app.
“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,” Figueroa allegedly stated one article.
“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.”
However, this appears to be just another Harry Potter GO rumor with the IGN site having no actual article on the link given by the site, which had reported it. The IGN link gave an error page, which makes Pokemon GO and Harry Potter fans believe that this was a fake update.
Gizmodo, a reputable tech website, confirmed that this was a fake Harry Potter GO rumor, saying it was “a fake news site that doesn’t use satire, but rather creates egregious, anger-inducing stories for clicks.”
The report said though that any Harry Potter games under Niantic is still possible and that a possible Harry Potter version like Pokemon GO could happen but not anytime soon.
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