Last we heard, Hogwarts Legacy, the Harry Potter RPG set in a Victorian-era version of the wizarding school, would be released around Christmas 2022. However, publisher Warner Bros. has revealed the final Hogwarts release date. Legacy, and we have bad news.
Yes, the Harry Potter game has been delayed again and will not graduate in 2022. Instead, the Hogwarts Legacy release date is February 10, 2023. And that’s if you want to play Xbox Series X, PS5, or PC. There’s worse news for Nintendo Switch fans.
While Warner Bros. says it’s committed to releasing the Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy, it can’t say when it will be ready. Considering what the developer revealed at Sony State of Play, it’s not surprising that the open-world RPG running smoothly on Nintendo’s console is a challenge.
Hogwarts Legacy will be released on February 10, 2023 for PlayStation, Xbox and PC. The Nintendo Switch release date will be revealed soon. The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little extra time to give you the best gaming experience possible. pic.twitter.com/zh0EsOvDb7August 12, 2022
The delay to 2023 may be disappointing for you. Still, personally speaking, with so many upcoming games crammed into the next few months, it’s frankly a relief to see a huge game like Hogwarts Legacy take a step back. I want to be able to really immerse myself in school life and not feel pressured to end my campaign to start playing God of War Ragnarok or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. (You might think they are very different games from Harry Potter, But I can have different tastes.)
While the Legacy of Hogwarts cannot escape the influence of the author of the books, we were impressed every time we saw the game in action. While the old Playstation games were a joy, they pale in comparison to the scope of the Hogwarts Legacy. In addition to a whole set of skills you’ll be able to train your young mage in, combat appears to be much deeper than you might think, allowing you to create tricky combos by layering different styles of spells – levitating enemies to disable them before hit them with fireballs, for example.
While we have to wait a few months longer than we expected, it looks like 2023 will start with a strong Game of the Year contender.