Technology Pokemon Go's Niantic taps 'Harry Potter' magic for new augmented reality game

11:31  09 november  2017
11:31  09 november  2017 Source:   Reuters

Pokemon Go studio to design a Harry Potter AR game

  Pokemon Go studio to design a Harry Potter AR game The creators of 2016 megahit Pokémon Go have found their next project: Harry Potter. Game studio Niantic announced it will partner with Warner Bros. on a mobile augmented reality game based on the Harry Potter universe.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new “ Harry Potter ” augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.

" Harry Potter : Wizards Unite" will bring author J.K. Rowling' s Wizarding World to mobile phones and use augmented reality (AR) to create a real -world No release date was given for the " Harry Potter " game , but Niantic and Time Warner Inc' s Warner Bros said more details would be available next year.

a hand holding a cellphone: People walk with their mobile phones as some play Pokemon GO at La Punta beach in Callao© REUTERS/Mariana Bazo People walk with their mobile phones as some play Pokemon GO at La Punta beach in Callao Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new "Harry Potter" augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.

"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" will bring author J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World to mobile phones and use augmented reality (AR) to create a real-world scavenger hunt, allow players to cast spells, find artifacts, team up and encounter magical beasts and characters from the popular book series.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new “ Harry Potter ” augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.

Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new " Harry Potter " augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.

The game's use of real locations is similar to Niantic and Nintendo Co Ltd's Pokemon Go, which became the first mass market adoption of AR in July 2016 and allows players to "catch" animated characters that appeared in their real surroundings.

No release date was given for the "Harry Potter" game, but Niantic and Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros said more details would be available next year.

Warner Bros Pictures, which produced the $7.7 billion-grossing "Harry Potter" film franchise, will release "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2" in November 2018, the second installment in a new series of films that expand the world Rowling created in her Potter franchise.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Leslie Adler)

Apple Is Said to Target Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 IPhone .
Apple Inc. is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to people familiar with the plan. Apple is evaluating a different technology from the one it currently uses in the TrueDepth sensor system on the front of the iPhone X, the people said. The existing system relies on a structured-light technique that projects a pattern of 30,000 laser dots onto a user’s face and measures the distortion to generate an accurate 3-D image for authentication.

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