03 Nov 2021 2:46 PM +00:00 UTC

Niantic Announces Harry Potter Wizards Unite is Shutting Down Early Next Year

Niantic has announced that one of their augmented reality (AR) mobile games, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, will be shutting down early next year.

As seen on their official website (thanks GamesIndustry.biz), the company mentioned that the AR game based on the wizardry world of the renowned Harry Potter franchise will be removed from the Google Play, Apple App Store, and Samsung Galaxy Store on December 6, 2021.

It will remain playable for two months before the game shut downs permanently on January 31, 2022.

A part of Niantic's official statement reads as:

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"Not all games are meant to last forever. Our goal with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was to bring the magic of the wizarding world to life for millions of players as they stepped outside and explored their neighborhoods. We accomplished that together, delivering a two-year narrative story arc that will soon complete."

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Niantic Announces Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Shutting Down By Early Next Year

As for their newly released titles, Niantic recently launched another AR title for mobile in the form of Pikmin Bloom. Android and iOS users can now explore outside while leaving trails of petals that can be turned into rewards.

Also, more events for Pokemon GO will be taking place this month including the Shinx Community Day and the Dias De La Muertos event based on the same festival being held in Mexico every November. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.