The already-delayed Hogwarts Legacy game has a new release date. According to a tweet from creator PortKey Games, the title that Harry Potter fans have been clamouring for will now launch on February 10, 2023.
Previously, the game was expected to release in December 2022. However, the developers feel they need more time to create the best gaming experience possible meaning that there’ll be zero copies under trees this Christmas.
“Hogwarts Legacy will launch on February 10, 2023, for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC,” tweeted Portkey Games. “The Nintendo Switch launch date will be revealed soon. The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little more time to deliver the best possible game experience.”
Hogwarts Legacy will launch on February 10, 2023 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The Nintendo Switch launch date will be revealed soon. The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little more time to deliver the best possible game experience. pic.twitter.com/zh0EsOvDb7
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) August 12, 2022
An open-world RPG taking place at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry will let players take on the role of a Hogwarts student in the 1800s. Players will join one of the Hogwarts houses, participate in magic lessons, battle mythical creatures and other wizards and explore Hogwarts castle.
The new release date refers to PlayStation, Xbox and PC launches, with Portkey Games promising the Nintendo Switch version release date will be revealed soon.
While many fans are excited to have their own Hogwarts adventure, others are wary of supporting the game due to J.K. Rowling’s comments over the past few years with her unable to use Twitter without making someone somewhere upset.
Warner Brothers have, in response, made it explicit that Rowling is not directly involved in the game. Additionally, a report by Bloomberg suggests players will be able to create transgender characters – a counter to Rowlings own anti-trans Twitter statements – stating that players will be able to define their avatar’s body type and whether they will be assigned to the boys’ or girls’ dormitory.
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