Niantic Hard At Work On Harry Potter AR Game

The people behind Pokémon Go, Niantic Labs seem to be hard at work on the upcoming Harry Potter Wizards Unite title. According to Niantic you will take on powerful enemies and beasts while joining other wizards in the fight.
 
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This just sounds like a bad idea but I guess I'll have to start playing it just so I can counter protest all the wankers that are going to be going "This is Satanic and it's corrupting the children with Witchcraft because we got our socio political views from the 0s-100s!"
 
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This just sounds like a bad idea but I guess I'll have to start playing it just so I can counter protest all the wankers that are going to be going "This is Satanic and it's corrupting the children with Witchcraft because we got our socio political views from the 0s-100s!"
I think it could work quite well, plus there is a huge group out there that are Harry Potter fans. But it will be interesting to see how they implement it.
 
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I think it could work quite well, plus there is a huge group out there that are Harry Potter fans. But it will be interesting to see how they implement it.
There's a lot of Harry Potter fans, and yes it could work great, but Niantic is 6 months behind their feature roadmap that they wanted to implement for Pokemon Go. Now they are adding another game from a franchise when they are working at half the speed they intended on?

Hope it doesn't get super popular. I'd hate for the Harry Potter one to crash and have a lot of problems and in order to fix it, end up spending 6 months of progress trying to get the game stable for a long period of time.
 
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There's a lot of Harry Potter fans, and yes it could work great, but Niantic is 6 months behind their feature roadmap that they wanted to implement for Pokemon Go. Now they are adding another game from a franchise when they are working at half the speed they intended on?

Hope it doesn't get super popular. I'd hate for the Harry Potter one to crash and have a lot of problems and in order to fix it, end up spending 6 months of progress trying to get the game stable for a long period of time.
Oh I agree, I have been playing Pokémon Go since it launched. They are behind on the features. I am hoping that this doesn’t result in them getting further behind, but it probably will. Even so I think it will probably do well, and it will have bugs just like Pokémon Go did. But I never lost progress, not sure if that was ever an issue.
 
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Oh I agree, I have been playing Pokémon Go since it launched. They are behind on the features. I am hoping that this doesn’t result in them getting further behind, but it probably will. Even so I think it will probably do well, and it will have bugs just like Pokémon Go did. But I never lost progress, not sure if that was ever an issue.
By losing progress I meant that they are 6 months behind the feature updates. Not that you'd lose your progress in game, (happened to some because of trainer account glitches) but what I mean is that we should have had Gen 3 pokemon by now other htan just the ghosts. We should have had them at the 1 year mark. We should have had raids months sooner. We should have trading by now.
 
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By losing progress I meant that they are 6 months behind the feature updates. Not that you'd lose your progress in game, (happened to some because of trainer account glitches) but what I mean is that we should have had Gen 3 pokemon by now other htan just the ghosts. We should have had them at the 1 year mark. We should have had raids months sooner. We should have trading by now.
They e already stated that the game won’t hurt the progress of Pokémon Go. But I don’t see how that’s possible.
 
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If they have the servers set up correctly and the game doesn't crash it might not impact it. If they have to do all hands on deck for 3 months because something went horribly wrong (like Driveclub example) then yeah it'll absolutely screw over Pokemon Go players.

I'm firmly of the belief you should fix the crap you did wrong first (get Pokemon Go 3 months behind instead of 6 months behind) before you go adding more and more games. Look at Tell Tale. how many games were supposed to have a chapter every month or 2, waiting 6 months before a chapter comes out and then they had 3 new games announced within that time period...

This is why we are getting so much mixed results with crowd funding video games, because when you don't have 10s of millions of dollars lying around when crap happens you really really struggle to fix the game, get it out on time, and not run out of funding. Games are hard, and people keep underestimating that no matter how confident they think they have become over years of handling stuff, it doesn't mean crap isn't going to go sideways REAL fast. How long was Dukenukem Forever in development? Sure felt like forever and the game ended up mediocre, and worse than most games with a fraction of the budget.