Hogwarts Legacy is a new Harry Potter open world games to be released next year across all major platforms, Warner Bros. announced. Wednesday as part of Sony’s PlayStation 5 award revealing live stream event. The game, developed by Disney Infinity developer Avalanche Software, is set in the 1800s on the iconic Hogwarts from the book series, but given its time period, it will not involve playing as the series’ titular character. Instead, the trailer gives the impression that players will create their own character and engage in all sorts of guides and witch-related activities.
In a press release, Warner Bros. describes played as an “open-world, single-player, action role-playing video game set in the 1
The revelation confirms long-standing rumors after a massive 2018 leak about an open world game set in Harry Potter universe. Warner Bros. has confirmed that the game will be released sometime in 2021 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / Series S. It is released and monitored by Warner Bros. ‘Portkey Games, the game development team formed in 2017 to shepherd new game entrants in Harry Potter franchise.
In a blog post posted to Sony’s website, Avalanche revealed its commitment to Hogwarts Legacy. The Portkey Games brand gave us a unique opportunity to return to Hogwarts in another era. We always ask ourselves how we can draw from the rich library of characters, creatures and themes – and imagine how these details will affect the school more than a century before Harry Potter’s arrival, “writes Avalanche’s storyteller Adrian Ropp. “Who was the principal? What challenges did the students face? What influenced their society before Tom Riddle, before Newt Scamander? I like to say that what we give fans is something familiar in a way they have never seen. ”
Update September 16, 5:05 PM ET: Clarified that Warner Bros. studio Avalanche Software develops the title under the publishing brand Portkey Games.