Last-Gen Versions of Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to May 5, 2023
Hogwarts Legacy, the open-world action RPG set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, was recently released for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC to critical acclaim. However, the last-gen versions of the game, which were initially scheduled to be released in April, have been delayed to May 5, 2023.
According to a tweet from developer Avalanche Software, the team needs more time to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms. The Nintendo Switch version of the game is still expected to launch on July 25, 2023, as previously announced.
We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the response to Hogwarts Legacy from fans around the globe. The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms and we need more time to do this. Hogwarts Legacy will launch for PS4 and Xbox One May 5, 2023. pic.twitter.com/UjEIPXDZj2
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) March 6, 2023
The delay of the last-gen versions of Hogwarts Legacy is not uncommon in the gaming industry, as developers often need more time to fine-tune and polish their games before release. It’s clear that Avalanche Software is committed to delivering a high-quality and immersive experience for fans of the Harry Potter franchise and gamers alike.
Despite the delay, the game’s recent success cannot be ignored. WB Games announced that Hogwarts Legacy sold over 12 million copies worldwide in its first two weeks, raking in over $850 million in revenue. While there were initially no plans for DLC or expansions, the developers are considering those options but may hold back until the game is out on all platforms.
Fans of Hogwarts Legacy will have to wait a little longer to play the game on last-gen consoles, but it’s clear that the developers are working hard to ensure that the game meets their expectations. The delay may be disappointing for some, but it’s important to remember that it’s for the good of the game and its fans. With its rich lore, engaging gameplay, and stunning visuals, Hogwarts Legacy will surely be a hit among gamers and fans when it finally launches on all platforms.