Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has delayed the release of the highly anticipated game Hogwarts Legacy for some platforms. The delay pushes the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to April 4, 2023, and the Nintendo Switch version to July 25.
Previously, all versions of the game were scheduled to be released on February 10, 2023, both for the new generation PS5 consoles, Xbox Series X/S and PC, as well as older or less powerful systems such as the Switch. This reshuffling of dates should give developer Avalanche Software time to polish the Harry Potter-themed game for the previous generation of consoles.
Initially, Warner Bros. planned to launch the Wizarding World game in 2021, but later pushed it back first to this year and finally to 2023. Starting February 7th, people who purchase the Deluxe Edition for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, or PC will get 72 hours early access to start your adventure. However, delayed versions will not have an early access period.
Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world role-playing game set in the 1800s. You play as a specially created student at Hogwarts centuries before the events of the Harry Potter books and films. You will create potions, learn spells and make friends as you go “on a perilous journey to uncover the hidden truth of the magical world.”
Warner Bros. notes that the game is not a new story from author JK Rowling, but has worked with her team to ensure the game stays true to her original vision.