We knew a Harry Potter RPG was on its means, nevertheless it’s solely now that we have some particulars about Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world journey sport set in the Harry Potter universe – particularly, at the beloved wizarding college of Hogwarts (sorry, Durmstrang).
This is not a retread of the story from the Harry Potter books and movies, although – the sport’s story is ready in the 1800s, which means you will get a barely completely different have a look at the common magical franchise. It has, nonetheless, been delayed to 2022 after devs mentioned the sport wanted extra time to be prepared for launch.
The first trailer dropped throughout the September PS5 occasion dwell stream, the place Sony additionally revealed the value and launch date of the upcoming next-gen console. We know that it is set to come back to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4 and PC too, although it is unclear whether or not the PS5 may have some timed exclusivity.
Rumors of a Harry Potter RPG (initially anticipated to be referred to as Harry Potter: Magic Awakened’) first emerged again in 2018, when Redditor VapeThis Bro leaked footage of the sport, claiming he was proven it as a part of market analysis. Although the footage was shortly eliminated by Warner Bros, it was up lengthy sufficient for followers to establish Hogwarts, numerous creatures and a personality creator (by way of Eurogamer).
Want all the juicy particulars? Here’s everything we know thus far about the Harry Potter RPG.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A RPG title primarily based on the Harry Potter franchise, set in the 1800s
- When can I play it? 2022
- What can I play it on? PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Hogwarts Legacy launch date
When Hogwarts Legacy first leaked, Bloomberg reported that it might come to next-gen consoles in 2021. However, the begin of the new year noticed an official delay to 2022, as writer Portkey Games confirmed extra time was wanted to get the sport in tip-top form.
While the sport was first introduced at a PS5 occasion, it will likely be coming to the Xbox Series X and Xbox One, in addition to PS4 and PC. The PS5 might have some timed exclusivity, although.
Hogwarts Legacy trailer
We solely have a single trailer thus far, which was proven off at Sony’s September PS5 value and launch date reveal. It does, although, showcase some magically next-gen environments, with fantastical creatures, loads of wand-action, and hints at a mysterious energy that your avatar holds…
Hogwarts Legacy information and rumors
Developed by Avalanche
Avalanche Software (the crew behind the Disney Infinity video games, NOT the Avalanche Studios behind the Mad Max and Just Cause video games) is growing the sport. So for those who like the studio’s work, you are in for a deal with – and for those who do not, what can we say?
Make your personal avatar
You’ll have the ability to customise your witch or wizard, it appears, to immerse you in the magical world of Harry Potter like by no means earlier than.
JK Rowling does not have a lot involvement, apparently
According to the Bloomberg report, Rowling does not have a lot involvement in the sport’s creation.
Harry Potter Magic Awakened
BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba tweeted about his data of the project, revealing the mysterious RPG could also be referred to as Harry Potter Magic Awakened. He additionally hinted different Harry Potter titles could possibly be on the means.
Dark or gentle
According to an outline that accompanied the leaked footage, it is possible for you to to select from eight character courses and align your self with both good or evil.