CEO of Pottermore Charlie Redmayne has been on a speaking tour about the site lately. We’ve learned that Pottermore has a promising future, and today he’s added a bit more to get us excited.
In an article noting that the site now has three million users, The Guardian spoke to Redmayne about the community issues:
Redmayne also acknowledged issues with Pottermore’s community and promised change – although everything will continue to be moderated. “The community elements are too restrictive at the moment and we will be easing them up. Within a community, you need to be able to communicate,” he said. “In the next few weeks we will enable people to communicate more, but to do so in a completely safe environment.”
We hope these involve being able to see real names, more chat-like elements, etc.
He also updated everyone on Chamber of Secrets and promised that it will be better than Sorcerer’s Stone. He even backtracked a little bit on his previous comments about the book arriving in the “next few weeks:”
The site will also become more interactive, he promised, revealing that work is currently underway on launching the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. “It won’t be the next couple of weeks but we’re working to get it live as soon as possible,” he said. “What is going to become a given is that there will be a lot more interaction added. When book two goes online – and we’re working on that at the moment – it will be a real step up from the stuff in book one. There’ll be more from Jo, and more interactivity. And we will grow this over the seven books – you will see it becoming a broader and broader and richer and richer experience,” he said.
Good times are ahead for Pottermore, it seems!