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Pokemon Go Won't Be Affected By New Harry Potter Game, Niantic Says

The Pokemon Go team has pledged total commitment to the growth and expansion of the hit mobile title.


The world of game development has evolved to the point where studios provide constant updates and new features to their games, keeping them fresh and keeping the brand growing. This takes effort, and sometimes developing a new game means leaving the old one in the dust. Such won't be the case with Pokemon Go, however, as Niantic has stated that the team is completely devoted to the growth and expansion of the hit AR-based game despite the newly-announced development on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

In a relatively brief post over on the official Niantic blog, the Pokemon Go development team stated that while they're working closely with Warner Bros. on the new Harry Potter game, they are still totally committed to Pokemon Go. Here's the full quote:

"We [...] want to say that we are 100% committed to creating an ever-changing and growing game that gets our players exploring, meeting each other, and deepening their connection to the Pokémon universe. We're actively expanding the Pokémon GO development team to build many more amazing features in 2018. Stay tuned for an update next week on upcoming improvements to certain features."

The post goes on to affirm the desire for help by pointing potential future employees toward a look at Niantic's online job postings, with plenty of apparent openings in software development, design, marketing, and more. Niantic says they're specifically looking for help in the continued development of three games: Ingress, Pokemon Go, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go fans should be sure to scoop up the new Alola outfits released in celebration of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon — and while you're at it, have a look at our first impressions of the enhanced versions of Sun and Moon.

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