Google's new headset turns you into a wizard from 'Harry Potter' -- wand and all

Google’s new Daydream View virtual reality headset will have one killer, exclusive app right out of the gate:

A new “experience,” based on JK Rowling’s Wizarding World, to promote the forthcoming Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

In your hands, the Daydream View’s controller will turn into a wand, letting you cast spells and levitate objects. Check it out:

Note that Google is calling it an “experience,” meaning it’s likely to be short and focused, rather than a full-fledged Harry Potter virtual reality game. But, personally, I’m excited to wave my wand around like I just don’t care.

This isn’t the first time JK Rowling has experimented with this kind of thing, either. The Sony PlayStation 3 had a game called “Book of Spells,” developed in conjunction with Rowling, that let you wave around the PlayStation Move remote and cast spells on the screen.

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