Harry Potter Open-World RPG Hogwarts Legacy Delayed To 2022

Hogwarts Legacy will stay under wraps until 2022.

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The anticipated upcoming Harry Potter open-world RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, has been delayed to 2022. Publisher Portkey Games made the announcement on Twitter, saying the game needed more time to shine.

"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," the studio said.

Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the late 1800s, where your actions will shape the wizarding world of Harry Potter. You can learn spells, tame fantastical beasts, and team-up with iconic Harry Potter characters during Hogwarts Legacy's main campaign.

Developer Avalanche Software has shared some screenshots of what players can expect when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy arrives in 2022 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, in addition to last-gen consoles.

Avalanche's head of story Adrian Ropp briefly discussed some of the features Hogwarts Legacy will tout thanks to the power of PlayStation 5's processors and the sensory capabilities of the DualSense controller. Specifically, Ropp said the DualSense imbues a sense of sound and touch not seen in previous Harry Potter games, a feature that will make Hogwarts Legacy much more immersive.

"This is an exciting time to develop immersive experiences--the new opportunities provided by the PS5 are literal game-changers," Ropp said. "With innovative high definition graphics, a player can practically feel the terror of Inferi bearing down upon them [and] sense the ground rumbling beneath them as a herd of angry centaurs surrounds them. Even dueling against a deadly dark witch takes on a new level of realism thanks to the controller’s ability to imbue sound and touch into every moment."

Controversial author J.K. Rowling is not directly involved with Hogwarts Legacy.

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Are people having a harder time prioritizing when working from home? Is that it?

I just don't see how COVID could have this big of an impact unless the whole company picked up the virus.

I hope that GOW, Horizon, and Gotham Knights don't pull the same BS.

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Big mistake on their part.

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@off3nc3: why?

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@metallica_one: Because now they cant capitalize on the Christmas sales and release a half-finished game lol.

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This will be the new way now. Devs aren’t going to release half finished games anymore and just patch, I think cyberpunks mess is going to make things better in the end

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Delayed, huh? Well, downgrades incoming.

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Me: Look at these great trailers of games coming out for the PS5 in the first half of the year.

My wife: Cyberpunk looks really great, that would interest me and so does Hogwards. When are the games coming?

Me: So Cyberpunk comes out in mid-December and Hogwards in the first half of the year.

My wife: Great, yes then buy the PS5.

2 months later:

Woman: Cyberpunk crashed for the 10th time, and Hogwards was postponed until 2022. Why exactly did I want the console again?

Me: Because it can load games super fast?

Woman: Games that don't appear? Shit hypes. Feeling ripped off by Sony.

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Stitched the buyers of the PS5 right up.

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I need the microtransaction details before I let the kids go near this.

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I gotta admit, I'm looking forward to this game. Really enjoyed the trailer.

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@NeverMore0: Yes after looking at the trailer the game looks good but one has to be careful though and still wait for any gameplay or more than one review. Like in some movie trailers they show the good stuff and when you see the movie it is not what you expected. If this game lives up to it's name I will be buying.

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JK Rowling certainly isn’t a hero to me, but at least she knows how to stop counting at two.

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Funny how you guys weren't putting the "controversial author" tagline about Rowling when she stated that Dumbledore was gay in a subtle, matter-of-fact manner. No ticker tape parade necessary.

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@timthegem: Did GameSpot even cover Rowling saying Dumbledore was gay? That was years ago, and there wasn't a big controversy around it.

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@mogan: It was definitely controversial. This is GameSpot trying to be woke and leftist.

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@Sound_Demon: Whatever Rowling does to her characters is her prerogative as it is her creations. She is human like all of us and I accept that. If I feel that I do not like the changes, I do not partake but I do not dog her for it as again it is her work.

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@Sound_Demon: Whatever you want to believe.

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Great. /sarcasm.

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This seems very expected. I think most titles shown for next gen consoles will likely be bumped. Better that than releasing a dud.

I'm not even into Harry Potter, but this game looks cool.

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It again get delayed until 2023.

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Why even give release dates anymore? They never stick.

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IDC :D

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Any release date right now I am just assuming delays and not looking forward to anything lol.

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It honestly feels like there is nothing to look forward to this year in gaming...

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@v1ndictive: It's already pretty light and that's assuming games don't get delayed due to the pandemic as we see here.

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@v1ndictive: It is still January. I bet many of the year's best games haven't even been announced yet.

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@v1ndictive: I can think of several games that I'm excited for just in February, (Hitman 3, Persona Strikers, Werewolf, and Little Nightmares 2). Just my opinion of course.

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I can’t wait until the next delay announcement for it. So exciting!

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