— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) January 13, 2021
“Creating the very best expertise for all the Wizarding World and gaming followers is paramount to us so we’re giving the sport the time that it wants,” the put up reads. “Hogwarts Legacy might be launched in 2022.”
Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world RPG set in and across the Hogwarts college grounds. The sport takes place within the 1800s, effectively earlier than the likes of Harry Potter and different widespread Wizarding World characters. Coming from Avalanche Studios—the one behind Disney Infinity, not the Simply Trigger developer of the identical identify—and Portkey Video games, Hogwarts Legacy is a continued train in increasing the Wizarding World past “the boy who lived,” Harry Potter.
It was formally revealed in September final yr, although it had been leaked and rumored for years earlier than that. Hogwarts Legacy has obtained some pushback from folks primarily based on the vocal anti-trans views of Wizarding World creator J.Okay. Rowling. This pushback led to WB Video games releasing a press release minimizing Rowling’s involvement with the sport. The writer’s president then additionally made further feedback throughout that point saying that Rowling “has a proper to her opinions.” It’s nonetheless unclear simply how a lot say Rowling has over Hogwarts Legacy, and whether or not or not she’ll obtain royalties from gross sales of the sport.
Initially set to launch at an unspecified date in 2021, the shift to 2022 offers the builders quite a lot of room to work on the sport. With no launch window, it might be late 2022 earlier than gamers get to journey to Hogwarts for themselves. Hogwarts Legacy is in growth for each present and last-gen consoles, nevertheless it’s unclear if the delay will influence the cross-gen launch.