Disappointment arouses among Harry Potter fans, as Warner Bros. announced that Hogwarts Legacy will not release until 2022. The original release date for the RPG was in 2021.
The official twitter account for the game tweeted the news on Wednesday. According to the statement, the game needs some extra time in development. “We are giving the game the time it needs.”
Read the full statement:
“We would like to thank fans from around the world on the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Games label. Creating the best possible experience for all of the Wizarding World and gaming fans is paramount to us so we are giving the game the time it needs. Hogwarts Legacy will be released in 2022.”
Nevertheless, Warner Bros. has not set forth any in depth details regarding the delay. It remains unknown whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the decision of delaying Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy is an open world RPG game set in the Harry Potter universe. In addition, the project has been in the public eye since announcing during an event in September of last year.
Developers Portkey Games and Avalanche Software share credit in the game’s development. Portkey Games is the studio part of Warner Bros Games, and originated specifically for Harry Potter games. Their first game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, released in 2018 for Android and iOS. On the other hand, Avalanche touts itself for the production of games such as Disney Infinity and Cars 3: Driven to Win.
Hogwarts Legacy is releasing on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.