'Harry Potter Go' Release Date, Latest News & Update: Game Details Finalized? EA Games, Sony, Niantic Bidding For Multi-Million Dollar Contract?

By LA Zamora , Updated Nov 26, 2016 05:36 PM EST

With the surge of popularity of "Fantastic Beasts" movie, will Niantic finally give in and develop the much-talked about "Harry Potter Go?" The game concept all started with a fan-made video showing the possible flow and game play of "Harry Potter Go."

The viewers fell in love with the concept of "Harry Potter Go" instantly and clamored for a real version of the game. The clamor for "Harry Potter Go" began only a few months after "Pokemon Go" was released, so it was understandable for Niantic not to give in to the clamors of the Potterheads. 


However, now that "Pokemon Go" has already established itself in the ranks of the most popular and most-played games in the industry, is it time for Niantic to create another augmented-reality mobile game - "Harry Potter Go?" As a new year is about to embark, fans are hoping for a new augmented-reality mobile game to be released. 

'Harry Potter Go' News & Update

Gaining the rights and earning the license to create "Harry Potter Go" involves multi-million dollar contracts considering that J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have signed an exclusive agreement concerning the "Harry Potter" franchise. It has been years since the last "Harry Potter" was shown in the big screen. However, thanks to "Fantastic Beasts" movie, the magic of

Harry Potter and the world of wizardry is very much alive once again.

If "Pokemon Go" lets players catch pocket monsters in an augmented-reality setting, "Harry Potter Go" is expected to let players into the world of wizards and fantastic beasts. According to reports, the contract for "Harry Potter Go" is still in negotiation and J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. are still on the process of choosing who to give the license to.

'Harry Potter Go' Bidder Goes To?

Apparently, Niantic is not the only game developer interested to handle the reigns of "Pokemon Go." EA Games, Supercell and Sony are just some of the reported bidders for "Harry Potter Go." 

As of writing, a "Harry Potter Go" release date has yet to be announced. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more "Harry Potter Go" news and updates!

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