Killed By Niantic

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

June 2019 - January 2022

Avada Kedavra

The gameplay was like Pokemon Go, but with dementors.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (HPWU) was jointly developed between Niantic and WB Games San Francisco. Development began in 2017 and the game was announced on November 8, 2017. Regional Beta releases began to be delivered after about eighteen months of development.

The Australia release was originally announced for April 24th, then it happened on April 26th, but then Niantic rolled it back later that day and sent an apology.

Date Release Step
March 11, 2019 Beta Pre-Registration Begins
April 17, 2019 New Zealand Beta
April 26, 2019 Australia Beta released and then rolled back
May 2, 2019 Australia Beta II - Electric Boogaloo
June 20, 2019 United States and United Kingdom Betas
July 21, 2019 Global Release

Niantic removed HPWU from the app stores on December 13, 2021, and terminated the services on January 31, 2022.