Hogwarts Legacy is a game that thought we would never hear more about before its big showcase in March. Unfortunately, it's been all quiet since then until a recent announcement confirmed a delay away from the initial 'Holiday 2022' window.
Table of Contents
- LATEST - Delay Announced
- Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Revealed
- State of Play to feature Hogwarts Legacy?
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened Announced
- Hogwarts Legacy will Release in 2022
- New studios join development
- Hogwarts Legacy Release Date
- Hogwarts Legacy Trailer
- Is JK Rowling Involved With Hogwarts Legacy?
So, where do we stand with Hogwarts Legacy? Here's everything we know at this moment in time.
LATEST - Delay Announced
It's been confirmed that Hogwarts Legacy is now a 2023 game and will release on 10 February.
The Switch version of the game is still without a date and the previous-gen versions are still being released despite rumours that they would be dropped to focus on the PS5 & Xbox Series X/S.
Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Revealed
During the latest State of Play, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Software showcased gameplay, gave a release date, on Hogwarts Legacy, and had developers of the game provide additional insight into what can be expected from the game.
The gameplay revealed tons of features that you as a wizard or witch at Hogwarts will get to partake in. These include learning and casting magical spells, befriending new allies, journeying across a landscape never seen before, and more.
For more information on what the gameplay showed off and its release date click here.
State of Play to feature Hogwarts Legacy?
A rumoured Sony State of Play event in March looks set to feature Hogwarts Legacy as a key game. This showcase has been suggested by multiple sources as arriving this month but it's possible that the situation in Ukraine may delay plans.
We're still awaiting news on a release date and this digital showcase might be the best chance we have at getting this information.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened Announced
Despite the lack of news and updates from Hogwarts Legacy, a brand new immersive TCG has been revealed and it's called Harry Potter: Magic Awakened.
Very little is known about the project at this point but it seems we're more likely to get more info on this than Hogwarts Legacy over the coming months.
Hogwarts Legacy will Release in 2022
According to Jason Kilar, the CEO of WarnerMedia has reiterated that both Hogwarts Legacy and Gotham Knights are going to release in 2022.
While we're not ready to carve a date into stone, it's promising to see someone so prominent fight back against the rumours.
New studios join development
We know this isn't the news you want to hear, but it's not a confirmed release date - you can check out everything we know about that below.
Hogwarts Legacy's development team is expanding - Sumo Digital has announced that Red Kite Games and Sumo Nottingham are joining Avalanche Software and WB Games in developing Hogwarts Legacy.
" Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the centre of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be."
Hogwarts Legacy Release Date
Hogwarts Legacy doesn't currently have a confirmed release date. The initial trailer did use 2021 as a time window but this was moved to 2022 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Developers Avalanche Studios have been fairly quiet on major details around the game. There have been very few updates or dev diaries produced since the reveal.
Hogwarts Legacy Trailer
There is still only the original reveal trailer available for you to watch. Beyond this we have seen nothing from the game. WB Games do have a presence at E3 2021 and could choose to bring more info and additional footage from the game and present it there.
WB Games actually have their own event planned for E3 2021 but this is dedicated to Back 4 Blood. As Sony have no presence at E3 it could be unlikely we see anything new, but only time will tell.
Is JK Rowling Involved With Hogwarts Legacy?
No, after the game was initially announced this was addressed. JK Rowling has no attachment to, or influence over the product. Due to the authors controversial beliefs surrounding transgender rights, it was an immediate concern for many fans.
It has since been confirmed that the game will include and allow for transgender characters to be created. Avalanche have stated that trans rights are important to the fanbase and inclusivity is an important part of the game.
While this is great news, it unfortunately came in response to further allegations. This time aimed towards the, now former, Lead Designer Troy Leavitt who expressed controversial views on his YouTube channel.