Warner Bros. delayed Hogwarts Legacy to February 2023

The wizarding game is now a 2023 title.
A Gryffindor wizard hold his wand in darkness and an establishing shot of Hogwarts

The open-world adventure game that takes place in the Harry Potter universe and is being developed by Avalanche Studios is delayed to February 10, 2023. The news of the delay comes from the publisher Warner Bros. (via Portkey Games) and Avalanche themselves.

Makers of the game made an announcement saying Hogwarts Legacy will now launch on February 10, 2023instead of later this year— on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. The Nintendo Switch version didn’t get a release date yet, but the post says it will be revealed soon as well.

Hogwarts Legacy will be an open-world action-adventure RPG that takes place in the late 1800s, roughly a hundred years or so before Voldemort’s evil quest to rid the wizarding world of Muggles (non-magical people in the Harry Potter universe). Players will control a fifth-year Hogwarts student who has an “ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart” according to the game’s official web page.

The game mainly takes place in Hogwarts, but it will also allow players to visit iconic locations from the Harry Potter franchise such as Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade Village, the Forbidden Forest, and of course, more.

Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Avalanche Studios, which was acquired by Warner Bros. back in 2017, from Disney. The publisher Portkey Games was also established by WB in 2017 to manage the Harry Potter universe in the gaming space.

While the game’s events happen many years before Harry was even born and Voldemort was a threat to the wizarding world, familiar faces like Albus Dumbledore and Horace Slughorn may have cameo appearances, or even key roles if the studios want to use them, considering how they were young wizards back then.

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