On Thursday afternoon, a 15-minute demonstration of the game was shown during a State of Play stream event where the Hogwarts Legacy release date was revealed. The open-world Harry Potter adventure set at Hogwarts will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
The first trailer for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy showed a short introduction to the plot, with players getting a taste of the game’s character creation, some of the activities they’ll encounter within and outside of the school, and a sneak peek at some characters. Hogwarts Legacy takes place roughly 100 years before Harry Potter enrolls at Hogwarts.
Worries about the reception of Hogwarts Legacy
Although the game is set in the Harry Potter universe, J.K. Rowling was not involved in its creation. In response to Rowling’s public and transphobic opinions on gender identity, Warner Bros. Games quickly distanced the project from her after announcing Hogwarts Legacy in September 2020.
The reception Hogwarts Legacy receives from the general public will be closely observed. Many LGBTQ advocates have abandoned their Harry Potter fandom and feel that supporting the game is a way to support Rowling herself. Other individuals have also accused the game’s original lead designer of maintaining a YouTube channel where he promoted conservative ideas and aired comparable cultural complaints, as well. In March 2021, that developer left Avalanche Software.
When is the Hogwarts Legacy release date?
In Hogwarts Legacy, the player character is a new wizard or witch starting as a fifth-year student. As a result, the start of the game will provide players an overview of the game’s mechanics and controls as well as introduce them to the game’s narrative. Professor Figg, the all-new NPC seen in the tutorial stages, appears to be investigating a goblin rebellion. A “darker path” was hinted at if players choose to pursue it.
In addition, Hogwarts Legacy appears to utilize all of the qualities of an action RPG, such as potion and magical item crafting, skill and perk trees, and companion and follower parties, in which NPCs enhance the adventuring party with unique talents. Inside the school, Hogwarts’ Room of Requirement may be discovered, and it serves as a configurable hub area between narrative missions.
According to the gameplay trailer released, the Hogwarts Legacy release date will be in the holiday season of 2022.