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Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to 2022

Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to 2022 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 5 days ago / 1,316 Views

Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developers Avalanche Software and Portkey Games have delayed Hogwarts Legacy from 2021 to 2022. The game will launch for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

"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," said Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment via Twitter. "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 will be released in 2022."

Here is an overview of the game:

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.


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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16 Comments
golfgt170 (5 days ago)

After Cyberpunk fiasco, developers will think again for releasing their games...

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Wman1996 (5 days ago)

PS4 and Xbox One versions will be cancelled, calling it right now.

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I hope so, we don't need Jaguar and slow hard drives holding back the game, properly optimize it for Zen and SSD's.

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As much as I like last-gen being supported, there is a point where it's not a good idea. Indies, and smaller scale make sense. But games like this should be optimized for the ninth generation.

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Jranation Wman1996 (4 days ago)

People thought Xbox Series S will hold devs back. But seems like the last gen consoles did that.

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Yeah, series S really shouldn't cause many issues for devs. It has pretty much the same CPU and SSD as PS5 and Series X, which is great because CPU and storage based features aren't very scaleable. GPU features on the other hand are much more scaleable, a reduction in resolution and a couple of sliders from the PC version turned down a notch, and boom, your game runs on Series S. PS4 and XB1 (and their mid-gen Pro versions) on the other hand are handicapped by Jaguar CPU's and slow 5400 RPM hard drives, devs just can't get around those limitations without limiting the game on PS5 and Xbox Series, unless they want to spend a lot of extra money basically making a dedicated last gen version that is separate from the current gen version.

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Marth (5 days ago)

Expect more delays to come

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The Fury (5 days ago)

Didn't even realise it was out this year before. After the year we had last year and potential this, it's best for all companies to work as they can instead of rushing and forcing out a broken product.

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UnderwaterFunktown (5 days ago)

Good to hear that they're taking their time. Would be a shame to rush it.

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coolbeans (4 days ago)

Expecto Delaynum!

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Otter (4 days ago)

It could just be smoke and mirrors, but this game was looking very polished, even back to the 2018 leaked trailer... A few things popped into my mind.

(1) WB rescheduling their games so Gotham Knights and this don't compete , imagining they were both holiday 2021 titles. (2) They want to release after and not before or alongside the next Fantastic Beast film. (3) They're dropping current gen and putting a next gen focus -maybe even transitioning to UE5. (4) They want to have a switch port ready at launch (cancelling PS4/X1 could actually help by freeing up resources)

Could just be behind in development but either way this has given me confidence they're going to give us the Harry Potter game we deserve

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Dulfite Otter (4 days ago)

I mean, if they had a Switch port couldn't they at least take that version and port it to XBO and PS4, worst case scenario?

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Otter Dulfite (4 days ago)

They could, but even porting to more powerful machines still take many 1000s of man hours with all of the testing required, those months of work may be the difference between the Switch version being panned like The Outer Worlds or praised like Witcher 3 (which took 1 year to port). So its just something they'll have weight up, although I wouldn't at all be surprised if PS4/X1 receive a horrible after thought version

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Dulfite (4 days ago)

This bums me out so much! Was honestly (of the announced games so far) my most anticipated game of 2021.

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Ka-pi96 (5 days ago)

Well that sucks. Kinda of assuming it's a LONG way away from being ready though if they're delaying it this early into the year. If they couldn't even wait until E3ish time to decide then it can't be in a great state right now.

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Signalstar (5 days ago)
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