Hogwarts Legacy Has Been Delayed Until 2022

Hogwarts Legacy Delay Keeps It Out of 2021

Announced in September 2020, Hogwarts Legacy is set within the hallowed walls of the eponymous wizarding school during the 1800s, 200-odd years before the birth of the bespectacled Harry himself.

Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that Hogwarts Legacy, the first-ever open-world action role-playing game set in the Wizarding World, will be launching in 2022 instead of 2021, as had been originally announced.

COVID-19 has also undoubtedly had an effect on the development experience, with the game likely needing the extra time to substitute for the development now taking place at home. Thus far, we've seen a lovely rendition of Hogwarts Castle, its surrounding grounds, and the many fantastical creatures that inhabit the world.

The delay was announced on Twitter this morning, with a short statement thanking Harry Potter fans for their "tremendous reaction" to Hogwarts Legacy. The game had been scheduled for release in 2021, but will now be another 12 months in the making.

Hogwarts Legacy will be an RPG/adventure game set in the Harry Potter universe, but not centred around Harry and the gang. The new time period that Hogwarts Legacy showcases, and will allow its players to explore, feels fresh and exciting enough to establish the "Wizarding World" as a cultural fantasy staple that can hopefully be divorced from its creator. Portkey Games did not mention a specific date.

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