Portkey Games has announced that Hogwarts Legacy will be released on February 10, 2023.
The newly announced date, posted on Twitter, means Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed for several weeks; while we never got a concrete release date, the original plan was to release Holiday 2022.
The delay will affect the PlayStation, Xbox and PC versions. The Nintendo Switch version’s launch date “will be revealed soon,” the official Twitter account promises.
“The team is excited for you to play, but we need a little more time to deliver the best gaming experience possible,” the tweet reads.
While we’ve seen a few gameplay trailers for Hogwarts Legacy, there have still been no hands-on preview sessions or in-depth looks at the game. However, we’ve seen the PS5 features, as well as character customization. We also got a glimpse of the villains of the story.
This delay won’t be the only topic of conversation around Hogwarts Legacy. The game has sparked debate over its connection to Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who has become known in recent years for her transphobic comments. Warner Bros. has said that the author is not directly involved in the game, but the leadership has said that “she has the right to express her personal opinion”. Reports have since suggested that the game makes it possible to create transgender characters.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.