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Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to February 10, 2023

Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to February 10, 2023 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 August 2022 / 2,073 Views

Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developers Avalanche Software and Portkey Games have announced the open-world action RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, has been delayed from a Holiday 2022 release window.

The game will now launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 10, 2023. The Nintendo Switch launch date will be revealed later.

"Hogwarts Legacy will launch on February 10, 2023 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC," reads a tweet from the official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account. "The Nintendo Switch launch date will be revealed soon. The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little more time to deliver the best possible game experience."

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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Kakadu18 (on 12 August 2022)

So many delays. They should announce release dates only when they're sure they can make it.

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Chazore Kakadu18 (on 12 August 2022)


The past 5 years we've seen nothing but delays till the following year one after another and in some cases, we've been shown trailers from yrs ago and still nothing but delays.

I miss the days when we used to see trailers for games that were due out in 6 months to a year tops and not 2-5 years ahead of time.

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Chazore Ka-pi96 (on 13 August 2022)

I wish we didn't even have to hear about crunch, mostly because I know the general populace doesn't care enough to stop buying said games with crunch in order to punish publishers to step in line and sort it out.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 12 August 2022)

Well damn. Probably for the best as the game seems very ambitious and I want them to take the time they need to get it right, but still a bit sad that premature release windows that can't be reached have become the standard.

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pitzy272 (on 12 August 2022)

Ha Colin Moriarty was correct, after all. His source told him months ago that this was likely gonna be delayed, but then shortly after, WB doubled down on it coming in 2022.

Sucks, but this will give me more time to finish my ridiculous backlog.

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JWeinCom (on 12 August 2022)

Hopefully all of these delays are to ensure more reasonable working conditions. At this point though, companies should really just say things like "target date" instead of making promises they can't deliver on.

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Shatts (on 12 August 2022)

Another delay lol. 2023 is looking packed

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TH3_ST0CK Shatts (on 12 August 2022)

Until everything from 2023 gets delayed to 2024

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Shatts TH3_ST0CK (on 13 August 2022)

Lol I would hope not bcuz most are planned for the first half. But at the same time I'm a little worried bcuz it really is looking stacked, how is there going be time for everything?!?!

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Otter (on 12 August 2022)

Now Forspoken is sandwiched between GOW of War and Hogwarts. It's going to be messy :(

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aTokenYeti (on 12 August 2022)

I wonder how many 2023 releases will get pushed to 2024 to avoid a more crowded release window

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gtotheunit91 aTokenYeti (on 12 August 2022)

Seriously! The first half of 2023 is looking "GOATED" as I hear the kids say these days lol

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SecondWar aTokenYeti (on 12 August 2022)

And how many are left for holiday 2022?

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gtotheunit91 SecondWar (on 12 August 2022)

Not many lol. The biggest releases for that time period are Bayonetta 3, Pokémon Scarlet/Violet, God of War Ragnarok, The Callisto Protocol, CoD Modern Warfare II, and Gotham Knights are I guess what most would consider to be the "major" holiday releases. There's definitely plenty of other notable releases for sure, but those I would say are the biggest.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 14 August 2022)

Let them take their time!
It is after all a huge project!
Hopefully they deliver!

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DonFerrari (on 12 August 2022)

That is sad, but as long as it allows the game to be better and devs to be less stressed out I'm totally fine with it.

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