New Harry Potter Open World RPG Hogwarts Legacy Officially Announced

The wizarding world rejoiced today during the Playstation 5 showcase, as it was finally confirmed that a new Harry Potter RPG is indeed in the works. We got our first peek at the upcoming game back when a trailer was leaked in 2018, but today’s trailer was the first official word on the next entry in the ever-expanding Harry Potter universe.

Scheduled to launch in 2021 on PC, current, and next-gen platforms, Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Avalanche Software, and published by Portkey Games. Set in the late 1800s, the player will take on the role of a Hogwarts student who discovers they have an affinity for Ancient Magic. This mysterious magic should feature prominently in the games plot and mechanics, but it is not yet clear exactly how. The official announcement tells us that we will have a choice to “protect this secret… or yield to [it’s] temptation”, suggesting that the player will have an opportunity to choose between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ playthroughs — an exciting prospect. Whatever you choose, your actions will decide the future of the wizarding world, and your legacy will become history.

Stay up to date with all the latest updates, news and announcement for Hogwarts Legacy with the following official Hogwarts Legacy resources:

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