Hogwarts Legacy is seemingly slated to launch after the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore in 2022.
Reddit user SeerPumpkin shared a Toy World magazine interview in which Warner Bros. General Manager Rachel Wakley hinted that the release window for Hogwarts Legacy, the highly anticipated open-world action RPG set in the world of Harry Potter, would come after the next Fantastic Beasts movie, though she didn’t specify an exact release date.
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Speaking about the Wizarding World IP, Wakley touched on some new developments coming through next year. She referred to “two major releases” in 2022, with the first being Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which recently moved up in the theatrical release calendar to April 15, and the second being Hogwarts Legacy, which was delayed in January.
“The second major release of 2022 will be for a new console game: Hogwarts Legacy,” Wakley told the publication. “The reaction to the trailer has been amazing and it looks set to be a huge success. We know that gaming is such an important part of the market and one that we had to be involved in. From what we’ve seen, the launch will be well worth the wait and will deliver a unique way for fans to interact with the franchise.”
Hogwarts Legacy was first announced at last year’s September PS5 event, with a reveal trailer ending on a 2021 release window. However, at the beginning of this year, the game was delayed until 2022. The publisher thanked fans on Twitter for the “tremendous reaction” to the game’s announcement while also confirming the new release window.
Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Portkey Games (WB Game’s Harry Potter game division) and Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity) and is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, where players will be able to step into the Wizarding World to take control of the action and be at the center of their very own adventure.
The reveal trailer showed all manner of activities you’d expect to see at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the sorting hat ceremony and a variety of classes featuring students in robes from all four houses. It also teased Hogsmeade and dangers that players might face outside of student halls such as Dementors and dark wizards.
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