During the Sony PlayStation Showcase, publisher WB Games and developer Avalanche Software and Portkey Games announced Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world RPG set in the Harry Potter universe. Originally leaked back in 2018, the game has been off the radar outside of that leak until it’s reveal here. The game is set during the 1800s and allows the player to create their own character. More available from the home page of the website below:
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.
Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.
Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
Recently, much discussion has been had over JK Rowling’s transphobic statements made on Twitter over the summer, which even the developers of the game have taken issue with. According to Warner Bros, JK Rowling has little to do with this game’s creation, though they remained suspiciously quiet about whether or not Rowling would be receiving royalties from this game’s existence.
In any case, Hogwarts Legacy will be releasing for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox Series, Playstation 5, and PC in 2021.