Hogwarts Legacy: Release Date and Everything we know so far

By: Mou Mita Das

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Becoming a part of its release on PS5. Many Potterheads went crazy after a leaked video of a harry potter themed game arrived in 2018. It was alleged that this game was a Role-Playing Game from Sony. Sony finally confirmed the development of the game in 2021.

In 2018, VapeThisBro (a deleted account at this moment) announced the leak of an unnamed Harry Potter RPG game through a private Youtube video.


Sony later confirmed this news by releasing their Youtube video of Hogwarts Legacy. The video is available on the PlayStation Youtube Official Channel.  

But, after the video and some initial news and updates, Sony has become silent. There is also no news on the exact release date of the game.

Interested to know more? Then brace yourself. Here you will find all the details about Hogwarts Legacy’s release date, its theme, and other details.

But, beware you may get a few spoilers in this article. If you like to get spoilers and remain updated, read on!

Hogwarts Legacy Release date

Earlier, sources said that the game would be released in 2021. The official Twitter account of Hogwarts Legacy posted on 13th January 2021 that the game will be released in 2022.


Earlier, the famous podcast “Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast” from Studio71 confirmed that it will be released in 2023. Its host Colin Moriarty stated that “hearing behind the scenes that(the) game isn’t coming out this year”. He also added, “It’s in some sort of trouble“.

But, Metro UK updated interesting news on 20th January. It claims Hogwarts Legacy will get its official release in 2022. Metro also speculated that this game might be a prime feature in February’s Next State of Play Event.

But, Sony or Warner Brothers is yet to make any official announcement. The official website of Hogwarts Legacy states that the game will be released in 2022.

 Besides that, the Wizarding world website also did not offer any reliable information. Hence, fans need to wait for any official announcement to understand the game’s official release.

Who is developing the Hogwarts Legacy game

The Hogwarts Legacy Game is a joint venture of Warner Brothers, Sony, and Avalanche Gaming(Portkey Gaming). Its official website states that the game will be available for PS5, PlayStation4 Pro, Playstation4, Xbox One series, XboxSeries X, and PC versions.

The theme of Hogwarts Legacy

As per the official website, this game will serve as an extension of Hogwarts and the magical world of Pottermore. The game is an open-world, immersive, action RPG game.

In September 2020, Sony released an official youtube video releasing the first look of the game. 

Hogwarts Legacy is one of the recent games included in this collection. It is a sort of prequel to the original storyline. This game is set during the 1800s and explores the early days of Hogwarts. The game is set in a different timeline and is a prequel to the original story.

 It allows players to play the role of a Hogwarts student trying to explore their place in the magical world. Besides this, it may also highlight the “Good Vs Evil” fight and the triumph of good over evil.

The gameplay of Hogwarts Legacy

 Here players play the roles of a student who has received a letter from Hogwarts regarding the late attendance during the curriculum year. As per the story reveal, players will complete multiple tasks and interact with other gamers to discover their skills of Wizardry and ancient magic and witchcraft. The players will then delve deeper and become entangled with the mystery of this magical kingdom.

Hence, it is clear that the game will focus on special magic or ancient magic, which only the particular character can perform. In other words, the game tries to offer some sort of explanation to the blood-related magic or inherited magic.

Students will complete tasks, raise magical creatures, perform spells, learn new spells and explore the magical world as they advance inside the game. Since the game has the word “Legacy” in its name, it may offer some deeper secrets buried inside Hogwarts as well. But, nothing is sure at this moment.

The characters present in the Hogwarts Legacy

The official Youtube video did not offer enough information about the characters inside the game. But, since it is situated inside Hogwarts and features some of the iconic locations, it may also come with some familiar faces.

The game possibly features iconic characters like Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, Albert Dambeldore, and others. Some new characters may also enter the gameplay. Besides the characters, common mythical creatures like the trolls, the dragons, etc., will also feature in the fame.

Character design inside the game

In the case of character design, this game tries to take a better approach. The visuals are better than previous games and look more realistic. Additionally, characters will also come with customization. As per the first look video, the player will be able to sport the traditional Hogwarts uniform. Their attaire will come with a robe, house emblem tie, pant/skirt and other attires. Interesting enough, the video features a waistcoat complete with the official house emblem also.

In the case of character design, players will get a chance to customize their looks. Hence, they will choose their hair colour, facial features, height, voice, name and gender inside the game.

But, still, now there is no news whether it will be a multiplayer game or a single-player game. Everything will become clear as Sony releases its next update.


Many projects got delayed during the Covid outbreak, and possibly Sony is waiting for the right time. Hence, as it seems, the game will get released in 2022. Till then, keep glued here to get the first update on any future developments.

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