Dangerous information is throughout us and Warner Bros. Video games is doing nothing to cease the flurry by saying that the Harry Potter RPG revealed late final 12 months, Hogwarts Legacy, has been delayed till 2022. Yuck.
The sport was initially introduced with a showy trailer final 12 months and it got here with a 2021 launch connected, although there was no particular date. The delay means the sport will launch in 2022, as introduced by the writer on its official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account.
When in 2022?
No concept. There’s actually nothing being mentioned round launch home windows besides that it’s going to launch in 2022. The rationale? To offer the builders extra time. The complete assertion reads:
We wish to thank followers from all over the world on the large response to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Video games label. Creating the most effective expertise attainable for all the Wizarding World and gaming followers is paramount to us so we’re giving the sport the time it wants.
Hogwarts Legacy will probably be launched in 2022.
We should keep in mind that we’re nonetheless dwelling within the Age of Rona, so builders are (hopefully…) working from their properties, which implies the standard growth cycles get thrown off. Plus, there’s the dearth of conference protection for a big-name launch; it’s nonetheless an open query as as to if we’ll be capable to get crammed contained in the freezing halls of the L.A Conference centre for E3 2021, or if we’ll be capable to get packed like sardines within the Koln Messe for Gamescom 2021. There are a lot of unknown elements and it’d be top-notch to not be a part of the growing Twitter mob displaying its lack of information…
One last item value noting earlier than ending this text is that Hogwarts Legacy was introduced and confirmed as a cross-gen launch. Might this delay throw a spanner within the works for PS4 house owners? Perhaps. Warner Bros. Video games did an analogous factor with Mad Max; that recreation was introduced as a cross-gen launch, just for the PS3/Xbox 360 model to get canned in favour of growing the sport solely for next-gen platforms and PC. It’s attainable, then, that Hogwarts Legacy could break away from the constraints of last-gen with a view to attain its potential on PS5 and Xbox Collection X|S. That’s pure hypothesis from me, thoughts you, however a tenner says I’m proper.