Life hasn't been the same since Pokémon Go arrived - mainly because Harry Potter fans haven't been able to fathom why there's not a version available for J. K. Rowling's wizarding world.
If Niantic can map the entire planet to help trainers catch fictional animals, they can build a Marauder's Map to help wannabe witches and wizards catch Horcruxes, battle eachother and rid the world of evil magical forces, right? RIGHT?!
Well yeah, actually. They can.
The company's senior developer, Marcus Figueroa, has said:
"We have acquired the rights for the app. The demand for this title was absolutely insane, so we figured we'd give it a shot. We want to do something with schools of witchcraft and wizardry, similar to pokestops in Pokemon GO. As well as a quest system, and possibly large scale completely interactive events, but no promises. That's all I can say."
Word on Hogsmeade is that it could arrive as early as 2017. Mischief managed, Potterheads.