New next-gen Harry Potter RPG Hogwart's Legacy won't release in 2021

WB Games delays its new PS5, Xbox Series X next-gen Harry Potter RPG into 2022 so it can 'give the game the time it needs'

Published Wed, Jan 13 2021 7:34 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Feb 16 2021 8:31 AM CST

WB Games has delayed Hogwarts Legacy into 2022 to make "the best possible experience for all the Wizarding World."

New next-gen Harry Potter RPG Hogwart's Legacy won't release in 2021 443 |

Avalanche's new Harry Potter RPG will now release in 2022 on PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC, the developers today confirmed. The innovative Hogwarts Legacy was supposed to re-write a new Potterverse era in 2020, but Avalanche needs more time. This should be the first of many delays in 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic continues raging worldwide. Avalanche is set in Salt Lake City, Utah and its workers are making the game remotely.

Hogwarts Legacy has been in development since 2017, and is one of the more ambitious games WB has put out. It's set in the 1800s era of the Wizarding World and fleshes out important precursors to the Harry Potter saga, complete with unique adult themes, RPG character progression, interactive environments, and magic-oriented combat.

It looks to be the ultimate Harry Potter fantasy game, and based on what we've seen, it makes sense why Hogwarts Legacy needs more time to bake in the over.

Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.

Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.

Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.

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