Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to February 10, 2023

Hogwarts Legacy is by far the most ambitious Harry Potter game that we’re going to get. But bad news just popped up, the game’s release date has been rescheduled from the tentative late 2022 release date to February 10, 2023. We didn’t have a release date to rely on before, but at least we got an official release date to look back on.

Why is the Hogwarts Legacy being delayed?

So, why is it going to take so long for the game to be officially released? Well, it appears that Avalanche Software had decided to take the well-needed time to polish the game, so it’s bug-free upon release.

We’ve had to deal with AAA titles being buggy upon release, but that’s not the real big issue. The real problems start when players end up getting soft locked out of the game due to cutscenes not commencing or dialogue not progressing properly.

If such problems ever plague a game like Hogwarts Legacy, fans would lose faith in Avalanche Software, and consequently, the game would be considered a commercial failure as in the case of Cyberpunk 2077.

But from what we’ve seen so far, the game looks up to the mark, so it’s possible that Avalance Software is trying to iron out all the kinks and knots from the game before it officially releases.

Hogwarts Legacy Delayed
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Hogwarts legacy is one of those games that has been considered to be the most ambitious Harry Potter Game of all time. We got to see a State of Play for the game back in March, but it’s been nearly six months since we got the update that the Hogwarts Legacy is being delayed.

The game should probably start to ramp up promotions this time around, now that the expected holiday release isn’t happening.

It was stated back in early 2022 that Hogwarts Legacy was in trouble, and it would be delayed to 2023, according to an industry insider, and that rumour turned out to be true. This was before the December 2022 window was even provided. 

Hogwarts Legacy So Far

Despite the delay for Hogwarts Legacy, fans are still pretty hyped about the game now that an official release date is out the window. Hogwarts Legacy is set to be an immersive open-world action RPG. The players will get to grow their character’s powers and abilities and master spells, hone unique combat skills and select companions to fend off deadly enemies.

As a student, you’ll get to attend classes like Charms, Potions, Defense against the Dark Arts and Herbology. Just like the previous Harry Potter games, we’ll get to enjoy a vast array of mini-games too like the memorable Wizard’s Chess mini-game.

The game is also set to feature a Talent Point System where players can invest points into categories like Stealth, core abilities and the  Room of Requirement. The other two categories are still unknown, but it’s likely that they might be related to combat.

Hogwarts Legacy follows the world lore which was set up in the original Harry Potter novels. The Studio presents an original story and is not written by J.K. Rowling.

Players will live their lives as a student attending Hogwarts in the late 1890s. The players will get to attend classes, learn magical spells and experience the Harry Potter world alongside other students.

“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,”the studio says. “Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.”

You’ll get to meet the mysterious Professor Fig who’ll try to figure out the mysteries behind your special abilities. There’s also some sort of rebellion being led by a Goblin by the name of Ranrock too that will certainly tie in with the main story somehow. Players will fight against dark witches, wizards, magical beasts and Ranrock’s goblins.

You’ll get to visit iconic locations in the Harry Potter Universe too. Players will get to enjoy their lives at Hogwarts Castle with a detailed expansive hall and lush and intricate interiors.

But that’s not all, you’ll also get to make your way to the village of Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest where parts of the story will take place. We spotted a venture into the Forbidden Forest in the trailer where a student fights unknown wizards. You’ll also get to participate in side quests and fight against witches, evil wizards and enemies.

And that’s pretty much it for the Hogwarts Legacy Delay story. Players will get to enjoy Hogwarts Legacy on February 10, 2023. Till then, stay hyped for the game and wait patiently. We upload daily on Appuals. Tune in next time for more exciting news. Till then, see you later and goodbye!

Naseer Abbas
Naseer has been interested in PCs and videogames since his childhood. If he isn't busy playing retro shooters, he's tinkering with emulators or learning something new.