The anticipated upcoming Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, has been delayed to 2022. Publisher Portkey Games made the announcement on Twitter, stating the game simply needs more time.
“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,” the studio said. This is probably the best course of action, considering the consequences of a game that doesn’t take its time.
Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the 1800’s, where your journey shapes the wizarding world of Harry Potter. You can learn spells, tame fantastical beasts and team-up with a few iconic characters from Harry Potter during the Hogwarts Legacy campaign.
The game’s developer, Avalanche Software, has shared some screenshots of what players can expect. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy is planned to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, along with releasing on last-gen consoles, sometime in 2022.
Adrain Ropp, Avalanche’s head of story, discussed some fo the features Hogwarts Legacy will have, especially in regards to the PlayStation 5. It’s a combonation of the consoles processors and the DualSense controller. Ropp stated the DualSense’s haptic feedback gives a sense of sound and touch not seen in the previous Harry Potter games, a feature that will make Hogwarts Legacy more immersive.
“This is an exciting time to develop immersive experiences–the new opportunities provided by the PS5 are literal game-changers,” Ropp said. “With innovative high definition graphics, a player can practically feel the terror of Inferi bearing down upon them [and] sense the ground rumbling beneath them as a herd of angry centaurs surrounds them. Even dueling against a deadly dark witch takes on a new level of realism thanks to the controller’s ability to imbue sound and touch into every moment.”
Author J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in with Hogwarts Legacy.