We recently heard that Hogwarts Legacy, a Harry Potter RPG set in the Victorian version of the wizarding school, will be released around Christmas 2022. However, publisher Warner Bros. has revealed the final release date of Hogwarts Legacy, and we have bad news.
Yes, the Harry Potter game has been paused again and will not be completed in 2022. Instead, the Hogwarts Legacy release date is February 10, 2023. And that’s if you want to play Xbox Series X, PS5 or PC. There is worse news for Nintendo Switch fans.
While Warner Bros. says it intends to release a version of Hogwarts Legacy on the Nintendo Switch, it cannot say when it will be ready. Considering what the developer revealed at Sony State of Play, it’s no surprise that the smooth open-world RPG on the Nintendo console is challenging.
Hogwarts Legacy will debut on February 10, 2023 for PlayStation, Xbox and PC. The release date of the Nintendo Switch will be revealed shortly. The team is excited about your game, but we need a little extra time to ensure the best possible gaming experience. pic.twitter.com/zh0EsOvDb7August 12, 2022
The delay until 2023 may be disappointing for you. Even so, personally speaking, with so many upcoming games crammed into the coming months, it’s frankly a bit of a relief when a huge game like Hogwarts Legacy takes a step backwards. I want to be able to really immerse myself in school life and not feel pressured to end the campaign to start playing God of War Ragnarok or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. (You might think these are totally different games from Harry Potter, but I’m allowed to have different likes.)
While the Hogwarts Legacy cannot escape influence of the author of the bookswe were impressed every time we saw the game in action. While the old Playstation games were a joy, they pale in comparison to the Hogwarts Legacy range itself. In addition to the whole set of skills you’ll be able to train your young mage to, the combat feels much deeper than you expect, allowing you to create intricate combos by stacking different spell styles – levitating enemies to turn them off, for example before hitting them fireballs.
While we have to wait a few months longer than expected, it looks like 2023 will start with a strong contender for the Game of the Year title.