Hogwarts Legacy Morality System Discovered In Game's Code
Killing would have resulted in a loss of 100 points.
Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy may have been intended to feature a morality and House Point system at one point, at least according to evidence from a recent datamine.
As relayed by PC Gamer, dataminer GrandTheftDiamonds released a YouTube video outlining cut (and unused) content from Hogwarts Legacy. During the video, it was explained that a morality system and a House Points mechanic were found in the game files, indicating that work was apparently done on them.
A list of spells and actions was shown in the video, along with an associated House Point penalty (or reward) for each. For instance, being a class clown would have resulted in a loss of 10 points, while stopping a bully would have earned a player 20 points. The Avada Kedavra spell, known as the Killing Curse, would have resulted in a deduction of 100 points--a small penalty for ending someone's life. This is the worst offense on the list.
Most spells on the list offered neither a reward nor penalty, such as the Accio spell, which is used to retrieve objects from afar. The list had over 170 entries, with a slew of different ways to earn or lose House Points in Hogwarts Legacy.
It's unclear why the idea was not implemented in the full release, or how far along the supposed mechanic was in the works before being scrapped.
Developer Avalanche Software recently announced that there are no plans for Hogwarts Legacy DLC currently. However, given the game's success, a follow-up could be in the works.
Hogwarts Legacy is developed by Avalanche Software, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game has been embroiled in controversy due to transphobic remarks from Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Although she is not personally involved with its development, she stands to profit from its success. For more, read our in-depth article on how Rowling's comments have impacted the trans community. In this article, you will also find links to trans creators you can support, as well as charities you can donate to.
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