Warner Bros. Games has announced that its upcoming role-playing game, Harry Potter, will be delayed again, this time only for owners of next-generation consoles.
Announced via the official Twitter page (opens in a new tab), Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One to allow developer Avalanche Software to "deliver the best possible gaming experience across all platforms." .
Hogwarts Legacy is still scheduled to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on February 10, 2022, but those planning to play on PS4 and Xbox One will have to wait until April 4, while Nintendo Switch players won't have in your hands. it's. the game until July 25.
This marks the second time that Hogwarts Legacy has pushed back its planned release date, with the open-world Harry Potter game originally scheduled to release in late 2022.
Hogwarts Legacy will be released on April 4, 2023 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and on July 25, 2023 for Nintendo Switch. The team is eager to bring the game to you and we want to give you the best gaming experience possible on all platforms. December 13, 2022
don't delay any longer
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Set a hundred years before the events of the books and their film adaptations, Hogwarts Legacy opens the doors to the prestigious wizarding school and presents a completely original story. Harry and his friends are nowhere to be seen, not even a twinkle in the eye of their great-grandparents right now, so that leaves room for you, the new witch or wizard in town, to come up with a name for yourself. . In these hallowed halls. Sure, we won't be able to play Quidditch, but the official trailer for the game revealed during a State Of Play showcase earlier this year gives us a lot to get excited about in this sprawling open-world RPG that promises branching quests, forbidden curses, and an intriguing mystery to solve.
Unfortunately, the most recent next-gen delays aren't new, as Hogwarts Legacy has already experienced a daunting delay that shifted its focus from late 2022 to early 2023. Where current-gen console and PC players will get 72 hours of early access with your purchase of the Deluxe Edition of the game, the same is not true for previous generation users. Whether you purchased the Standard or Deluxe versions, you'll have access on April 4. This is according to the Hogwarts Legacy FAQ page (opens in a new tab).
If you were planning to play on your Switch, you'll have to wait another five months for your acceptance letter to arrive in July 2023. But hey, what's a few more months when you're already waiting 25 years?
The delay may disappoint some Harry Potter fans because by moving the release date for only a part of the community, there is a greater risk that players in later generations will have the experience ruined by their peers in the current generation. Plus, since you can always cancel your pre-order, there's a chance that disgruntled fans will vent their discontent using their wallets, especially if there's no longer a key reason to spend the extra money on the Deluxe version. .