It’s been years since we first feasted on leaked footage of a Harry Potter role-playing game, strongly rumoured to be in development at Utah-based developer Avalanche Software. The team – not to be confused with Avalanche Studios, the Swedish studio best known for the Just Cause games – is a subsidiary of Warner Bros and has been staffing up for a British-themed blockbuster for many years.
Now it looks like an announcement could be imminent, as a job listing for an Associate Lighting Technical Artist mentions that candidates will “work closely with a talented group of artists and engineers on an exciting, soon to be announced AAA title”. It goes on to make multiple references to Unreal Engine 4, which will presumably be the tech powering the anticipated title.
It’s still not much to go on, but unless plans have changed radically, we’re confident this is the trip to Hogwarts that we’ve waited over two decades for. Harry Potter is such a perfect, ready-made backdrop for an RPG that we’re bemused it’s taken this long to become a reality. Maybe He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has been delaying things behind-the-scenes.