Looks like fans of the Harry Potter universe are going to have to wait until next year for their fix at visiting the wizarding school he learned from in a video game, as Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed from its 2021 release to some time in 2022.
Posting on the official Twitter page of the game, the developers apologized to fans for the delay and has set a new release window for the game.
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) January 13, 2021
As it reads:
We would like to thank fans from around the world on the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Games label. Creating the best possible experience for all of the Wizarding World and gaming fans is paramount to us, so we are giving the game the time it needs.
Announced last September, Hogwarts Legacy is an action role-playing game set in the Wizarding World universe during the 1800’s, where you play a student learning magical abilities, spells, creating potions, and more. Here’s the official description of the game from the official website:
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.
Hogwarts Legacy was listed as one of our most anticipated games for 2021, but now that falls to next year’s list instead.
Hogwarts Legacy will be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC some time in 2022.