Like Pokemon GO, it's pretty safe to assume that Wizards Unite will have a strong community aspect to it.
Software company Niantic Labs is basing this new game on the universe of Harry Potter, an equally massive cultural obsession.
Much like Pokemon Go, the game will use augmented reality to turn the world around us into the world of Harry, Hermione, the bloke from Cracker and the rest of the gang.
For those of you who feel slightly nerdy all the way to full-blown Potterheads, the Wizarding World is going AR with the same folks who brought you 'Pokemon Go'. Interactive Entertainment and WB Games San Francisco's development team on the project.
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When we first covered the game's reveal reports stated that it would be similar to Pokemon Go and Ingress in that it would require players to explore the real world using their phone's Global Positioning System via location-based events and challenges.
"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", read a statement. That no longer seems the case, with this new app set to debut next year. In addition to making all eight Harry Potter films available via HBO On Demand, HBO Now and HBO Go, the network will air them in a marathon - with Fantastic Beasts tacked on at the end - starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Monday, Jan. 1.
"If you look at the different major franchises out there, I don't think there are many that could do Pokemon Go justice as a follow-up".
Here is what some people had to say on Twitter about the release.