With crazed Pokémon GO fanatics roaming the streets there were many rumours that Harry Potter will soon be releasing their own version.
This concept of augmented reality has sparked fantastic interest from the public and the Pokémon GO game has certainly got people out of their homes. The idea of implementing a game with reality has captivated gamers’ imaginations and now they crave for more. There have been numerous reports linking Harry Potter with a similar game and they have since been rubbished. Once the gossip began fans came out in force and gathered over 40,000 signatures for a petition asking for the game to be made.
It’s Not Happening?
The latest reports from Telegraph signify that it was just a hopeful rumour with little substance. Some even believe that interviews from Niantic were faked in an attempt to give Harry Potter fans false-hope. The false interview which circulated revealed that Niantic were going through procedures to secure the app and gain rights for it. It left hopeful Harry Potter fans punching the air in delight but it has only been recently revealed that it may not have any truth to it whatsoever.
What The App Could Have Featured?
If the aim of the game on Pokémon GO is to catch them all and visit Pokéstops and gyms, what would Harry Potter GO have looked like? The idea got the creative juices of fans going as they started to think about the possibilities. There could have been schools of witchcraft and a quest system.
What will JK Rowling fans do now? In an attempt to snap out of the sad reaction to the news you may wish to enjoy a Harry Potter marathon to get you through. Rewatch all the films and read through all of the books once again. Another option for those desperate for a Harry Potter game- you may want to nostalgically revisit the PS3 game.
It’s not all doom and gloom with over 40,000 signatures in the petition. The reaction to just the thought of the game will surely get creators thinking. There’s plenty of reason to look forward to coming months and who knows maybe the on-going Harry Potter GO story will take another turn. If you want to take advantage of great offers and enjoy the books, films and older games then why not check out HMV or WH Smith
By Daniel Treasure, 2nd August.