Portkey Games

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Portkey Games
Subsidiary
IndustryInteractive Entertainment
Founded2017[1]
Headquarters
England
ParentWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Websitewww.portkeygames.com

Portkey Games is a video game publisher owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, founded in 2017 to publish games related to J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World.[2][3][4][5][6]

Overview[edit]

Portkey Games first announced their first game in 2017,[7][8] working with Pokémon Go creator's Niantic to produce a game known as Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.[9][10] The game will feature the same augmented reality as in Pokémon Go[11][12] but use characters from the Harry Potter universe.[13]

Later in 2017, before the release of Wizards Unite,[14][15] Portkey Games also announced a second mobile game in development called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.[16][17] Hogwart's Mystery allows users to play as a Hogwarts student and is set before the events of the Harry Potter series.[18][4] The game was released exclusively for iOS and Android on April 25, 2018.[19][5]

Releases[edit]

Year Title Developer Platform(s) Ref.
2018 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Jam City Android, iOS [19]
2019 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Niantic Android, iOS [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PORTKEY GAMES". Portkey Games. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ Shaban, Hamza (18 January 2018). "Harry Potter fans get first look at 'Hogwarts Mystery' mobile game". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 25 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are releasing a series of mobile and console game experiences under new label Portkey Games". Pottermore. 8 November 2017. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Dunsmore, Kevin (9 November 2017). "Warner Bros. Forms Portkey Games to Create Harry Potter Games". Hardcore Gamer. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Macuch, Eddie (12 November 2017). "There's A New Harry Potter Game Coming To Consoles". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ Dwan, Hannah (8 November 2017). "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Pokemon Go developer Niantic's next game". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  7. ^ Kleffmann, Marcel (11 September 2017). ""Portkey Games" gegründet: Konsolen-Spiele im Harry-Potter-Universum" ["Portkey Games" founded: console games in the Harry Potter universe]. 4Players.de (in German). Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  8. ^ Oloman, Jordan (9 November 2018). "Warner Bros. Sets Up Harry Potter Games Division, Portkey". IGN. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  9. ^ Barnett, Brian (8 November 2017). "Update: Pokemon Go Developer Niantic Making a Harry Potter Game". IGN. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Pokemon Go makers working on new Harry Potter AR game". BBC. 10 November 2017. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  11. ^ Grubb, Jeff (8 November 2017). "Warner Bros. Interactive conjures up Portkey Games to oversee Harry Potter license". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  12. ^ Croft, Liam (9 November 2017). "Portkey Games Is Likely to Bring Harry Potter to PS4". Push Square. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  13. ^ a b Romano, Sal (8 November 2017). "Warner Bros. establishes Harry Potter games label Portkey Games, announces Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for smartphones". Gematsu. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  14. ^ Cooper, Dalton (2017). "New Harry Potter Games Could Explore Harry's Life After Hogwarts". Game Rant. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Calling all AR Wizards". Time Warner. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  16. ^ Potuck, Michael (18 January 2018). "Portkey Games shares new trailer for second iOS Harry Potter game slated for this year". 9to5Mac. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Get Ready for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery". Time Warner. 23 January 2018. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  18. ^ MacDonald, Keza (19 January 2018). "New Harry Potter game coming to smartphones". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  19. ^ a b Frank, Allegra (18 January 2018). "Harry Potter RPG features familiar faces — but not Harry's". Polygon. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.

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