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Magical real-time augmented reality game: Deutsche Telekom connects wizards around the world

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  • "Harry Potter™: Wizards Unite" available now on StreamOn Gaming
  • Gaming now free: StreamOn Gaming for 0 euros
  • Players can use local Telekom Shops throughout Germany as in-app fortresses
Deutsche Telekom connects wizards around the world

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The augmented reality game "Harry Potter™: Wizards Unite" is now available on the mobile StreamOn Gaming service from Deutsche Telekom. To give even more people fast, simple access to innovative games, Deutsche Telekom is cutting the fee for this streaming service from 2.95 euros to  0.00 euros – even for existing customers. What's more, to celebrate the release of "Harry Potter™: Wizards Unite," players also have the option of gathering at one of the many Telekom Shops throughout Germany and using them as in-app fortresses.

Limitless fun with StreamOn Gaming 

With StreamOn Gaming, Deutsche Telekom customers can use gaming services from more than 30 participating partners online within Germany without having to worry about data caps. Simply add it to your MagentaMobile rate plan and you're ready to go. StreamOn Gaming already features many online games, including blockbusters such as Fortnite, The Sims, and Pokémon GO.

With "Harry Potter™: Wizards Unite", Deutsche Telekom is presenting the next augmented reality experience – in real time and multiplayer. The game was developed by Niantic in collaboration with WB Games and published under the Portkey Games label. Players dive into a magical world inspired by J. K. Rowling's phenomenally successful book series. They can take on the persona of a witch or wizard who has to find magic objects in the real world and transport them back to the magical world. The players can tackle larger challenges together with friends and enter battles against dangerous opponents in cooperative, real-time multiplayer battles.

Simply magical: the best network for the best AR experience

"The 5G mobile communications standard will open up opportunities for many new applications in the gaming and AR area. 'Harry Potter™: Wizards Unite' in combination with StreamOn Gaming gives our customers a one-of-a-kind AR experience and unlimited fun," explains Michael Hagspihl, Head of Consumers at Telekom Deutschland. "With this game, Niantic is setting new standards for live AR. And where is the best place to experience an innovation like this if not in Deutsche Telekom's network?" 

Deutsche Telekom will initially support this joint venture for a term of twelve months with marketing and feed-in campaigns. Starting around mid-August, there will also be special offers for fans of Harry Potter and gaming in Telekom Shops, in addition to the in-app fortresses. "Harry Potter™: Wizards Unite" is available now as a free download.

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About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc., is the world’s leading Augmented Reality and mobile real-world company, building engaging applications that merge cutting-edge technology with gaming experiences that foster exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic spun out in 2015 with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. The company closed $245 million in Series C funding in January 2019 from IVP, aXiomatic Gaming, Battery Ventures, Causeway Media Partners, CRV and Samsung Ventures. Prior financing includes $200 million in 2017 from Spark Capital, Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Venture Partners, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc, and a follow-onfrom Alsop Louie Partners. The company’s immersive Real World Platform powers the ground-breaking AR games Pokémon GO, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (co-developed with WB Games). For more information on Niantic, visit www.nianticlabs.com.   

About Portkey Games
Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video game experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories.  Portkey Games offers players the opportunity to make their own narrative choices and engage with the Wizarding World setting to create new and unique experiences.  The label was created to bring gamers and fans new gaming experiences that allow them to delve into the magic of the Wizarding World in immersive ways where they can define their own Wizarding World story.

 About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles.

HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE software © 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Co-Developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, Inc. WIZARDING WORLD, HARRY POTTER and FANTASTIC BEASTS Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling. PORTKEY GAMES, HARRY POTTER: WIZARDS UNITE, WIZARDING WORLD, HARRY POTTER and FANTASTIC BEASTS characters, names and related indicia © and ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © Niantic, Inc. All Rights Reserved. WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 

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