The Hogwarts Legacy release date has been pushed back to 2022 — developer Portkey Games says that it won't be able to get the game out the door this year and it needs more time.
Hogwarts Legacy is the game that many a Harry Potter fan has dreamed of: an open-world action RPG taking place in the magical world of wizards and witches. Thus far, we've seen a beautiful rendition of Hogwarts Castle, its surrounding grounds, and the many fantastical creatures that inhabit the world.
Missed the original announcement? Check out the Hogwarts Legacy Official Reveal Trailer to see what it looks like!
While Harry Potter fans have a lot to look forward to, some aspects of this upcoming may be mildly disappointing to those of you who were hoping for an adventure featuring your favorite characters from the books. This particular game is set in the late 1800s — a full century prior to the events that take place in the Harry Potter septology.
Still, the Wizarding World has been around for a very long time and fans will still get to meet some favorites like Nearly Headless Nick and Ollivander. This game was all set to launch sometime this year, but a delay in the Hogwarts Legacy release date has just been announced.
When is the New Hogwarts Legacy Release Date?
The new Hogwarts Legacy release date will be sometime in 2022 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. Portkey Games did not mention a specific date.
"We would like to thank fans from around the world [for] the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Games label," read a tweet from the game's official account. "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."
"Hogwarts Legacy will be released in 2022."
Fans have plenty of Harry Potter games to keep them occupied; you could always buy Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 on Steam to whet your appetite. Those of you looking to explore a magical castle might want to check out The Academy as well. In the meantime, you can stay apprised of Hogwarts Legacy developments on its official website.
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