A leak has suggested that the release date of Hogwarts Legacy might be coming sooner than fans are expecting.
Harry Potter fever is rife right now following the release of the ‘Return to Hogwarts’ reunion special. As such, fans of the magical film series are eagerly anticipating the release of the upcoming Harry Potter game from Avalanche Studios. Called ‘Hogwarts Legacy’, it promises to let players live out their magical fantasies in a fully fledged RPG.
It’s set in the late 1800’s, a whole century before Harry Potter is even born. That leaves the game completely open to tell its own story. Early trailers show character customisation options as well as full free roam ability around the premises of Hogwarts. Players will be able to learn all sorts of new spells and spend their time questing in the magical world. Anyone for a trip to Hogsmead?
Despite the game looking promising, it’s had a rather troubled development. Hogwarts Legacy was originally shown off in 2020 with a release date pencilled for 2021. Sadly, the game was pushed back to 2022 with no concrete date yet given. Sumo Digital has been brought in to provide development support to Avalanche Studios, and the project seems to be improving because of it.
When is the Hogwarts Legacy release date?
Recently, Avalanche Studios posted a job application for a Localization Producer. This job role works to prepare a game for release in international regions, adapting in-game assets accordingly. It’s a job that usually sees most action towards the end of a game’s development cycle once most of the game’s assets are more set in stone.
As such, an industry insider claims they’ve heard that Hogwarts Legacy might be releasing much earlier than we think. “I got a date from another insider and hopefully it’s still on track, expect to see it sooner than expected,” they say on Twitter, They clarify that they mean the release date might be soon, not just a new trailer.
It would make sense to release Hogwarts Legacy alongside the new Fantastic Beasts movie, which is set to release in April of this year. However, that certainly seems a little close. Warner Bros Interactive is yet to confirm a concrete date, but we can be fairly sure it’ll be some time in 2022.
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