Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming role-playing game set in the Harry Potter universe, has been delayed to 2022.
The action RPG following a student of Hogwarts in the Wizarding World in the 1800s was first revealed at a PlayStation 5 event in September 2020, and originally slated for a 2021 release.
The game’s delay was announced via a statement on its official Twitter account on Thursday (Jan. 14).
“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,” the developer said in the statement. “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 is developed by Avalanche Software, the studio behind the Disney Infinity games, and published by Portkey Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s label for Harry Potter games.
The action-RPG takes place at the famed Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the same school where Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger begin their adventures in the books and film adaptations.
Far from the original book series, the game is set in the late 1800s, taking place prior to the more recent Fantastic Beasts spin-offs, giving players a chance to see more of the Wizarding World and discover some of the history and secrets of the series’ most well-known school.
The player will be allowed to choose which Hogwarts House they belong to, attend classes, explore an open world, and visit locations featured in the the books and films such as the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village. The player will also learn to cast various magical spells, brew potions, tame magical beasts and master other combat abilities. An interesting aspect of the upcoming game is the Morality System, something which RPG players are familiar with, where players actions can affect how the story plays out.
Hogwarts Legacy is now slated for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X in 2022.
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