PSA: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet [H.P. GO]

Guys, as a fellow Harry Potter fan, I’m terribly sorry to inform you that there is no confirmed Harry Potter GO game in the works at Niantic. Yes, I know there are articles EVERYWHERE, but they all lead to this one source article

Posh, professional website, right? Look again.

Despite looking all nice and official, with “quotes” from a named Niantic senior developer with details on the supposedly greenlit app , it’s simply just not the case.

“But it has a source, an IGN interview with Niantic, it must be true!” Nope, here’s your source.


This article never existed on IGN, despite having a convincing URL that suggests maybe the fault and lack of source is on IGN’s end.

Still don’t believe me? Okay, sure, try the homepage, have a browse of the website and enjoy some of their other articles. Oh, wait…

Mhm... That's it.
Mhm… That’s it.

“Well, perhaps they’re just starting out, Ty, don’t be a jerk about it – they must have articles somewhere.”

Seeing as you STILL don’t believe me, I’m going to spend a few more minutes looking around…

Oh, look, silly me. That’s what I get for being judgmental and not checking my facts before reporting. It turns out they DO in fact have other articles, you just need to use the “next article” navigation buttons at the bottom of the article! Now, let’s see what else they have…

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Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, guys. 🙂

(RIP Harry Potter GO 28/7/16 – 31/7/16)