By now, everyone has heard about the massive hubbub Pokemon Go is causing.

Spontaneous crowds flooding the streets, muggings, car accidents, gatherings outside random people's homes, injuries caused by catching Pokemon instead of watching where you're going - it's been crazy.

But it's about to get a whole lot crazier as the makers of Pokemon Go, Nicantic, have reportedly started work on a similar game set in the Harry Potter universe.

Nicantic has acquired the rights for the app and its senior developer Marcus Figueroa has confirmed they will be working on the much-anticipated game for a release within the next year or so.

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"The demand for this title was absolutely insane, so we figured we'd give it a shot. If we're lucky we might see a launch by early 2017, but it's hard to tell this early in the project," he said in an interview with IGN.

The announcement follows the creation of an online petition which called for exactly this outcome, in which fans envisioned the game involving spell casting, duelling and catching magical beasts.

While it's unclear exactly what the game will involve, Figueroa has some ideas.

"We want to do something with schools of witchcraft and wizardry, similar to pokestops in Pokemon GO," he says.

"As well as a quest system, and possibly large-scale completely interactive events, but no promises. That's all I can say."