Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is a games label dedicated to creating new videogame and mobile experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
What is Portkey Games?
Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is a games label dedicated to creating new mobile and videogame experiences that place the player at the centre of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. It was created for gamers and fans who have been asking for new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the magic of the Wizarding World in immersive ways.
What does Portkey mean, and why have you chosen it for this label?
A Portkey is an object from the Harry Potter stories, enchanted to instantly transport anyone touching it to a specific location. Most of the time, a Portkey is an everyday object that would not draw the attention of a Muggle. For Portkey Games, it symbolizes how games under this label would transport fans to their own adventures inspired by the Wizarding World.
How many Portkey Games will be released?
We have confirmed Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. We are planning to develop more under Portkey Games.
Are Portkey Games created with J.K. Rowling’s approval?
Each experience offered under Portkey Games will take place in the wizarding world and will be authentic to the Wizarding World lore J.K. Rowling is supportive of Portkey Games and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to WB Games and the developers involved.
Will the Portkey Games adhere to Wizarding World lore?
Yes, while Portkey Games are not direct adaptations of the books and films, the games are anchored in Wizarding World lore. Developers can create a variety of new and unique gaming experiences that are all inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World so you may find some interesting new locations, characters, story elements, etc.
Will favourite characters and locations from the Harry Potter books and films be featured in Portkey Games?
In Portkey Games, you can expect to see fan favourites, as well as new characters. You may even see familiar characters at different points in their lives depending on the game and experience.
What characters will players be able to portray in games under Portkey Games?
While titles released under Portkey Games will feature a variety of new and familiar characters, the experiences place the player at the centre of their own adventure.