Hogwarts Legacy, the open-world game set within the Harry Potter universe that was revealed no less than yr’s PlayStation Showcase occasion, has been delayed into 2022. Initially scheduled for launch this yr, developer Portkey Video games now says the wizarding RPG game will want some extra time earlier than it’s prepared for launch.
“We wish to thank followers from around the globe on the great response to the announcement of Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Video games label,” today’s announcement reads. “Creating the absolute best expertise for all of the Wizarding World and gaming followers is paramount to us so we’re giving the sport the time it wants. Hogwarts Legacy will probably be launched in 2022.”
Whereas it’s possible going to disappoint some Potterverse followers, at present’s delay isn’t altogether shocking. Hogwarts Legacy was reportedly initially set to be revealed at E3 in 2020, however because of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans needed to change. That outbreak has continued to affect the video games trade, inflicting numerous delays as studios adapt to work-from-home situations to finish their video games.
Right here’s the trailer from the Sony occasion final fall, in case you want a refresher:
Hogwarts Legacy is about greater than 100 years earlier than the occasions of the Harry Potter novels, and it guarantees to present gamers an opportunity to create their very own witch or wizard to participate within the beloved faculty’s historical past. Primarily based on the trailer, it’s huge – permitting you to freely discover Hogwarts and its surrounding areas, encountering fellow college students, studying new spells and decoctions from well-known professors, and warding off fearsome, fantastical creatures.
All that must wait a bit although, as Warner Bros., Avalanche, and Portkey Video games work to finish the formidable challenge.