Big Budget Harry Potter Game Coming to Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2021, According to Report

Big Budget Harry Potter Game Coming to Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2021, According to Report - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 830 Views

Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Avalanche Software are working on a "big-budget Harry Potter game that will let players role-play as wizards and roam a vast, open-world re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas," according to a report by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier.

The game is scheduled to launch in 2021 for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, according to two people who are currently working on the project at Avalanche Software in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment had plans to announce the Harry Potter game during a press conference at E3 in June, however, due to the cancellation of E3 the marketing roadmap for the game has changed. 

The latest plan is to first announce a new Batman game in August at the DC FanDome digital event, with the Harry Potter game to be unveiled later, according to a person with knowledge on the plans by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

The recent comments by Harry Potter author JK Rowling "about transgender people bothered at least a few of the game's developers." Rowling has very little direct involvement in the game. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments

shikamaru317 (5 days ago)

Definitely excited for this game. Hopefully we don't have to wait too long for the announce.


TheLegendaryBigBoss (5 days ago)

Hope it doesn't disappoint!


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Jumpin (5 days ago)

Extraordinarily bad timing.


Mordred11 (5 days ago)

This might either become one of my favorite games ever or one of my biggest disappointments. I've been waiting for a great open-world HP game for too long.


TallSilhouette (5 days ago)

Was a little worried this game had been cancelled. Hope it's revealed soon.


DonFerrari (5 days ago)

I'm interested in it, let's see if for once they release a great HP game.