Hogwarts Legacy for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo postponed: everything you need to know

Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming Harry Potter Wizarding World game from Avalanche Software, will be delayed from launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The developer initially planned for the game to launch on February 10, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC. However, Hogwarts Legacy will now launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 4, 2023. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch version of the game will launch on July 25, 2023. For what it’s worth, Hogwarts Legacy is keeping the February 10 date on PC, PS5 and Series S/X.

Avalanche Software made an announcement via the official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter handle, confirming that the game will launch on PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, 2023, while the Nintendo Switch version of the game will arrive on July 25, 2023.

The upcoming Wizarding World game will be published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label. The game is positioned as “rooted in the magical universe of the Wizarding World”, while not being “direct adaptations of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series”. The publisher has also confirmed that the controversial transphobic author is not part of the development process for the upcoming game.

Hogwarts Legacy offers players a gamified experience of life as a student of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 19th century. It tasks players to create their own custom witch or wizard and embark on a journey through the iconic magic-laden castle and dense Forbidden Forest locations. Game activity includes learning new spells, building their house, brewing potions, forming alliances and battling enigmatic dark wizards.

Players have access to an extensive range of upgrades, talents and skills to support their progression as a witch or wizard. Like any other RPG, completing challenges grants XP, which can be used to upgrade skills and magical equipment.

But in September, Avalanche Software disappointed many by confirming that the upcoming open-world Harry Potter RPG will not include Quidditch matches as part of its gameplay. However, broom crossing has been confirmed to be included in the game.

Hogwarts Legacy releases February 10th on PC, PS5 and Series S/X, April 4th on PS4 and Xbox One, and July 25th on Nintendo Switch.


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