(Pocket-lint) – Warner has introduced that its Harry Potter role-playing sport will now now not be launched this yr – it should now be out there in 2022 as a substitute.
“We wish to thank followers world wide on the super response to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy,” it says on the official Twitter feed. Nevertheless, a delay is critical because of the developer wanting extra time to create “the very best expertise for all the Wizarding World.”
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— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) January 13, 2021
Initially introduced as a part of the PlayStation 5 Showcase in September 2020, Hogwarts Legacy would not truly function Harry Potter himself. As a substitute, you play a brand new scholar at Hogwarts Faculty of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s also set many, a few years earlier than Potter was born – within the 1800s the truth is.
The sport might be open-world and single-player (no massively on-line play as some beforehand advised). It would begin with you having fundamental magic talents, however you may grown your skills and spells as you play.
You will not simply be confined to highschool grounds, however missions will take you out into the broader wizarding world, the place you will meet improbable beasts and all-manner of sinister threats.
The worldwide launch trailer was proven as a part of the PlayStation Showcase, however in addition to the PS5, the sport might be launched on Xbox Sequence X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Not all variations will look fairly as magnificent because the gameplay in trailer, contemplating it was constructed fully inside a PlayStation 5.
Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Avalanche (Simply Trigger, Mad Max, Rage 2) which has a protracted historical past of making nice open-world environments to play in.
Writing by Rik Henderson.