(Pocket-lint) – Warner has introduced that its Harry Potter role-playing recreation will now now not be launched this 12 months – it’ll now be obtainable in 2022 as an alternative.
“We wish to thank followers around the globe on the super response to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy,” it says on the official Twitter feed. Nevertheless, a delay is important as a result of developer wanting extra time to create “the very best expertise for all the Wizarding World.”
Contemplating the mess CD Projekt Crimson is presently making an attempt to navigate by with Cyberpunk 2077’s myriad of bugs and efficiency points, it comes as no shock that different triple-A recreation makers at the moment are being extra cautious.
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) January 13, 2021
Initially introduced as a part of the PlayStation 5 Showcase in September 2020, Hogwarts Legacy would not really characteristic 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 in truth.
The sport can be open-world and single-player (no massively on-line play as some beforehand urged). It’s going to begin with you having primary magic skills, however you’ll be able to 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 may meet incredible 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 can be launched on Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Not all variations will look fairly as magnificent because the gameplay in trailer, contemplating it was constructed solely inside a PlayStation 5.
Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Avalanche (Simply Trigger, Mad Max, Rage 2) which has an extended historical past of making nice open-world environments to play in.
Writing by Rik Henderson.