‘Hogwarts Legacy’: New open world Harry Potter game set to release in 2021

Light has finally been shed upon the long-rumored Harry Potter Game.  Warner Bros and Portkey Games officially announced “Hogwarts Legacy” the new open-world game based on the magical mysterious Harry Potter Universe created by J.K. Rowling.

The game is developed by WB and Portkey Games. The game is set in the 1800s and approximately 100 years before the events of the Harry Potter novels. We are probably not going to see or battle Lord Voldemort. But, players will have other magical tasks to do and challenging errands to run.

“Hogwarts Legacy” is an immersive open-world action RPG and will be mainly based on Hogwarts and its surrounding areas including the ‘Hogsmeade’ Village and the Forbidden Dark Forest. You can explore every corner of the magnificent Hogwarts Castle, get access to Hogsmeade in your 3rd year at Hogwarts and sneak into the Forbidden Dark Forest to see what dark secrets are hidden there. In the trailer, we also saw the Diagon Alley so the game will also have other places besides Hogwarts.

Open World Harry Potter Game “Hogwarts Legacy” set to release in 2021
Harry Potter Game “Hogwarts Legacy”

You will play as “a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic”.

Avalanche Developer promises us that with the new PlayStation 5 technology we will feel every sound and touch with the DuelSense Controller. Players will be able to feel the ground shaking when monsters and beasts come closer to them. With 4K HDR Graphics, players will experience how living at Hogwarts would feel like.

Harry Potter fans who wanted to know more about how things were in the past will now have their questions answered. Who was the Headmaster? Who were the previous teachers and professors at the Hogwarts? What threats did the wizarding world faced during that time? All the questions will be answered after the game is officially released.

We haven’t been provided with an exact schedule for the release. All we know is that “Hogwarts Legacy” will release in 2021. Players will be able to play it on PlayStation 5,  PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC after release.