Hogwarts Legacy was launched in February for those looking to play on current-gen platforms, but today developer Avalanche Software announced the game. The last-gen versions of the game on Xbox One and PS4 have been delayed until April For more polish. Meanwhile, we finally have a July release date for the mysterious Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy is still launching in February on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (in fact, we’ve gone gold on those platforms!)! We need more time on PS4 and Xbox One, but we also have a date for all our players. Switch us!
Hogwarts Legacy will be released on April 4, 2023 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on July 25, 2023 for Nintendo Switch. The team looks forward to bringing you the game and we want to deliver the best possible gaming experience across all platforms.”
So far, all of the footage we’ve seen from Hogwarts Legacy has played on current-gen platforms (mostly PS5) so the status of the last-gen versions of the game is likely to be concerning. However, some of the kudos are due to Avalanche Software for taking some extra time to polish last-gen releases instead of quietly pushing them like many crossgen games now. Will they be able to offer a similar experience to what you get on PC, XSX and PS5? Let’s hope so. And let’s also hope they had some actual magic on their side to get the game to work on Switch.
Not keeping up with the Hogwarts legacy? While some controversy still swirls around the franchise and its creator JK Rowling, previews offered up an ambitious ode to the Wizarding World. This is the official description of the game…
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive open-world RPG first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you control the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the Wizarding World. Journey through locations both familiar and new as you explore and discover fantastic beasts , customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.
Experience Hogwarts in the 19th century. You are a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and have discovered that you are no ordinary student: you have an extraordinary ability to perceive and master ancient magic. Only you decide whether to protect this secret for the good of all, or succumb to the temptation of more sinister magic. Discover Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the Wizarding World. Your legacy is what you make of it.”
Hogwarts Legacy launches on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5 on February 10, 2023, Xbox One and PS4 on April 4, and Nintendo Switch on July 25.