In recent years many mobile games may have placed at least one AR game. The mechanic, which was seen as a gimmick at some point, became a quick hit among the community and many people started to look for this type of games, as they offer an experience which is a bit more interesting in comparison with other titles which come with a more straightforward game. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the most popular AR games out there, both developed by Niantic – Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Pokemon Go is the undisputed champion of augmented reality games as the title was released more than three years ago. The remarkable gameplay experience and the easy-to-pick-up but hard-to-master mechanics have attracted a large number of players, and millions of people enjoy the game each month.
Several competitors have appeared, and many companies are exploring similar games which may become quite popular among their fans. One of them is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a title which was also developed by Niantic, the studio responsible for the popular hit Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Go Vs. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
The veteran title, Pokemon Go, has received a large number of updates in the past years, and Niantic added a plethora of new features, including the ability to wage battle against your friends, challenger nearby Gyms and grow a spectacular arsenal of Pokémon as you continue to travel across the world.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an exciting take on the Harry Potter Universe. Players become members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and attempt to capture some of the items which have left the magic world and uncover the mysteries which led to some strange phenomena. It remains to be seen if Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will outperform Pokemon Go, but the statistics so far show that Pokemon Go still has an extensive database of players.
Also noteworthy is the fact that Minecraft Earth will be released shortly, and it manages to blend some of the exciting elements of the Minecraft universe. Accordingly, the world of AR games might change significantly once Minecraft Earth launches.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.