Harry Potter: Chaos at Hogwarts & Wizards Take Flight

Client: Wevr
Release Date: Jul 15, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Release Date: Unreleased
Engine: Unreal 4

Step into the world of Harry Potter with two VR experiences. 

Chaos at Hogwarts

After missing the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station, an unexpected friend helps get us to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students! Dobby needs your help after accidentally letting loose a case full of magical creatures. Journey through Hogwarts Castle and cast spells with your wand to immobilize Pixies. 

Wizards Take Flight

Keep your brooms steady and fly into the wizarding world. Meet Hagrid at Knockturn Alley and follow him through the skies of London while dodging and battling Death Eaters, casting spells with your wand. Escape through the clouds and soar over the Black Lake towards Hogwarts Castle where you can fly freely around the magical grounds. Accio Firebolt!

HARRY POTTER, WIZARDING WORLD and related trademarks, characters, names and indicia are TM and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Working with Wevr

These two group interactive VR experiences pushed the limits of what’s been done in the VR space. Beyond-FX joined WEVR as a full-service VFX department, working collaboratively with their engineers, designers, and creative/art directors to craft an experience that is truly memorable for participants at their locations around the world.

Due to the nature of VR, and the ‘group interaction’ requirements - optimization and testing in context were at the heart of everything we created. From flying through storm clouds that span across an entire environment to casting spells with physical wands held by the players, the entire production team often found ourselves puzzling and experimenting, with way too many laughing experiences as we all attempted things that just didn’t work.

In the end, this became a multi-year production in which we were proud to support the WEVR team across their hurdles in both periods of full-time engagement, as-needed support, and a few fun short engagements for marketing content and polish across the finish line.

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