The fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World are used to experiencing everything that Wizarding World has to offer through various media; books, movies, and even video games. If you’re a gamer and Wizarding World fan, then you definitely know that the anticipated RPG open-world game Hogwarts Legacy is still in development.
The game was originally announced at the PlayStation showcase event in 2020, with the release window set for 2021. But, the game was later postponed to 2022, with the exact date still TBA. Recently, certain rumors reported that the game is reportedly in development trouble and that it could be delayed to 2023, but now, the official Wizarding World website announced that the game is still set to arrive this year, although they still haven’t revealed the exact release date.
In Hogwarts Legacy, the player will be able to attend the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which was probably a lifetime dream of every Harry Potter fan. The game will be set in the open world of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. One important thing to know is that the game is set in the 19th century, long before Newt Scamander or Harry Potter’s time.
The game is developed in Unreal Engine by Avalanche Software, the company that developed Mortal Kombat Trilogy, as well as some games based on animated movies like Cars 2, Toy Story 3, and Disney Infinity. Regardless of the long history in video game making, Hogwarts Legacy is easily their most ambitious project, and we’re looking forward to seeing how they imagined an open world of Harry Potter.
Although we still don’t have the exact release date, it’s expected that the game will arrive in Q3 or Q4 of 2022. The game will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.