An upcoming Harry Potter game in the open world, Hogwarts Legacy, was unveiled today during today’s PS5 showcase event. It is an “immersive, open world action RPG” where you can create your own guide and master a variety of spells. The game is being developed by Avalanche Studios, most recently known for Just Cause 4 and Rage 2
Hogwarts Legacy launches in 2021 on PlayStation 5. After the event, it was revealed that the game will also come for the Xbox Series X, as well as the PS4 and Xbox One.
Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the late 19th century, where your actions will shape Harry Potter’s wizarding world. You can learn spells, tame amazing animals and collaborate with iconic Harry Potter characters during the Hogwarts Legacy̵
Along with the revealing trailer, Avalanche shared some brand new screenshots of what players can expect when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy arrives next year.
Avalanche’s storyteller Adrian Ropp briefly discussed some of the features Hogwarts Legacy will show thanks to the power of PlayStation 5 processors and the sensory capabilities of the DualSense controller. Specifically, Ropp said that DualSense produces a sense of sound and touch not seen in previous Harry Potter games, a feature that makes Hogwarts Legacy much more immersive.
“This is an exciting time to develop immersive experiences – the new possibilities that the PS5 offers are literally game changers,” said Ropp. “With innovative high definition graphics, a player can practically feel Inferi’s terror carrying them down [and] noble earth the earth rumble beneath them as a bunch of angry centaurs surround them. Even dueling against a deadly dark witch gains a new level of realism thanks to the controller’s ability to produce sound and stir in every moment. “
In other Harry Potter news, author and series creator JK Rowling was recently under fire for controversial tweets she wrote about gender and transsexuality, and railing against hormone therapy by calling them “the new antidepressants.” Actor and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, responded to Rowling’s comments with an open letter claiming that all transgender women are women. Her latest book, Troubled Blood, has also attracted criticism for its confusion between cross-dressing and deviation.
Sony has finally confirmed the release date and price of the PlayStation 5, which launches on November 12 in most countries and November 19 worldwide. For more information on pre-ordering the console, see our PS5 pre-order guide. Meanwhile, both Microsoft’s Xbox Series S and Series X arrive on November 10th.
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