Following years of various rumors and leaks, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment finally announced Hogwarts Legacy last year during the Sony PlayStation showcase event, unveiling an original adventure set in the Harry Potter universe. However, like many other experiences in the past year or so, launch plans have been changed.
Instead of the original 2021 launch, Hogwarts Legacy is now aiming for a 2022 release according to a new announcement made by the developer over on Twitter. “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," said the statement.
The game is being developed by Avalanche Software, the studio behind the Disney Infinity entries and other movie and television show tie-in games like Cars 3, while Warners Bros. is handling the publishing duties. The story is a prequel to the Harry Potter saga, taking place over 100 years before its events.
According to the original announcement, the game is an open-world third-person RPG that opens up Hogwarts and its surrounding areas for players. They would be taking the role of a student that is accepted to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry much later than usual, who also has access to special Ancient Magic abilities.
Hogwarts Legacy was announced as a cross-gen title, but considering the hefty delay, only PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 could see a release in the end.