Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed again, this time until February 2023.
That’s a good thing for any Hogwarts Legacy NPCs, given the magical school has a serious track record of injuring or even killing students. The game was, originally, set for a 2021 Fall release, before being delayed till 2022 and now, 2023.
The good news is that it’s got a more precise release date, February 10th 2023, which suggests that developer Avalance Software and publisher Warner Bros Games are reasonably confident they can make the projected date.
According to Warner Bros’ statement, “The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little more time to deliver the best possible game experience.” In other words, though it looked pretty good when Sony showed it off in a March State of Play, it needs more work.
The game takes place before the Harry Potter books, so Voldemort won’t be putting in an appearance. Series author J.K. Rowling is not responsible for the story though, according to the game’s faq, she “…is supportive of Portkey Games and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to Warner Bros. Games and the developers involved.”
Rowling has, aside from writing Harry Potter, become known for her transphobic comments; we’d certainly like to see a NoClip documentary, post-release, about how that has impacted the development of Hogwarts Legacy.
If all goes according to plan, Hogwarts Legacy will arrive on PlayStation, Xbox and PC next February 10th.