While I wrote about this back in early October, we received word last week that Harry Potter Wizards Unite is going to shut down in early 2022. The official site at HarryPotterWizardsUnite.com has posted that the game will be removed form the App Store in early December and will no longer be playable after January 31, 2022. This comes on the heels of many rumors that the game was dying and continued problems getting the game to even work as intended as recently as this past weekend. Here is a look at the official site’s post:
Witches and wizards,
Today we’re announcing that Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will officially close on January 31, 2022. The game will be removed from the App Store, Google Play and Galaxy Store on December 6, 2021, and players will no longer be able to make in-game purchases as of December 6, 2021.
When we launched Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, our vision was to allow players to experience the wizarding world right in their real-world surroundings as they stepped outside and explored their neighborhoods. Over the years, millions of witches and wizards around the globe have embarked on real-world adventures, coming together to keep magic hidden safe within the wizarding world while joining forces to take on The Unforgivable. During this time, players have also worked alongside Hermione and Harry as part of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the London Five and are now on the verge of putting an end to the Calamity.