You’ll have to wait a little longer to enter the magical realm of Hogwarts in the late 19th century.
The makers of Hogwarts Legacy announced the game’s new release date (opens in new tab) on Friday, and it’s not soon enough: February 10, 2023. The release of this action role-playing game, created by Avalanche Software and distributed by WB Games, was initially set for 2021, however it was postponed along with many other games because of the pandemic.
Notably, this revised release date applies to all platforms, including PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. The release of Hogwarts Legacy on the Nintendo Switch is pushed back even more.
Early 2022 gameplay video of Hogwarts Legacy showed that characters could be developed in whatever way the user wished by taking courses, learning spells, and taming beautiful beasts.
The existence of series creator J.K. Rowling, who continues to post transphobic statements online, has brought criticism to Hogwarts Legacy and other products based in the Wizarding World. According to WB Games, Rowling is not contributing to the development of Hogwarts Legacy.
Donations may be sent to the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, the Transgender Advocacy Group, Mermaids, or the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Even if Hogwarts Legacy has been pushed out to 2022, PlayStation 5 owners still have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and God of War Ragnarok to look forward to on October 28 and November 9, respectively.