Warner Bros, in collaboration with Avalanche Software and Portkey Games, has officially announced that it has delayed the launch of the Hogwarts Legacy video game to 2022.
The title was originally scheduled for release in 2021 (it was announced last September) for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. On September 18, the game was officially announced for PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation console.
This is the message from the developers in communicating the game’s slippage to Harry Potter fans around the world:
We would like to thank fans from around the world on the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Games label. 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.
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) January 13, 2021
At the bottom of the news, you can admire the official reveal trailer of Hogwarts Legacy, in case you missed it. In mid-September, it was instead stated that JK Rowling is not directly involved in the project.
Hogwarts Legacy belongs to the genre of role-playing games and will be set at the end of 1800. You will play as a student of Hogwarts and the player will be able to choose their home, attend classes at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and explore an open world with an (obviously) fantasy setting, including the Forbidden Forest and the Village of Hogsmeade.