Hogwarts Legacy, the Harry Potter-inspired RPG from Avalanche Software, was originally scheduled to release this year – of course, the pandemic put an end to that. The game’s gone quiet for pretty much the entirety of 2021 following a delay in early January, but news and updates are due imminently.
A very brief Twitter post from the team confirms that the hotly anticipated title will remove its invisibility cloak in the New Year. It’s been a long, torturous wait, but we’re excited that news is finally around the corner. What do you want to know about Hogwarts Legacy at this point, apart from the obvious things like a release date? Let us know below.
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Thank god I've been desperate for info on this one
Looking forward to this game since it was first shown, hopefully won't be too long now
Information in the new year you say?
Delayed until 2023 it is then.
This game looks so good I’m not even a Harry Potter fan (not a hater either) and I’m excited for it
@itsfoz Don't even joke!
Great to hear but they only are announcing news for the new year so chances are they protecting the game's hype with a couple tweets to keep us salivating into the new year haha. Plenty games coming so happy to wait if I'm right haha.
One of the games i am most excited for!
I'm hoping my Harry Potter fan of a wife will urge me to get a PS5 when this releases.
Good stuff looking forward to the news!
The problem is that update could be saying more information coming December 2022
Thought you were saying that the devs were going to be removing the invisibility cloak in a patch until I realised the game hadn't even released yet.
Removed - inappropriate
Not much of a HP fan, but a game in its setting would be so very cool!
Granted they pull it off
I can’t be the only ***** who literally thought they were patching out the invisibility cloak from the game and realized the game ain’t even out yet and they are actually referring to removing the cloak to give us more news lol
I’m cautiously optimistic. Harry Potter rpg sounds great on paper but there’s still so much we don’t know.
@danzoEX You are not the only one, I thought that too
Removed - trolling
@ObserverPlayz Love her honestly. Her books have fed the imaginations of millions of children (and adults) throughout the world.
The world needs more strong, successful women like her 🙌
And you have to admire her resilience in the face of adversity. But then I’ve always respected other people’s opinions even when they don’t align with my own 🤷
Can’t wait for the game anyway 😁
I would have been really excited for this 10 years ago. Not anymore.
@ObserverPlayz And here you are, dismissing another's opinion in a most immature manner.
@slips666 yup! If only. Unfortunately she seems to have a whole lot of creative input on seemingly every Harry Potter related product. Will be buying it used because I think the game will be great, I just can't bring myself to support that woman. Vote with your wallet etc etc
@ObserverPlayz There were many trans teens who found solace in Rowling's books when they were being released, which no doubt led said teens to hold Rowling in high regard. To have her declare years later that these same trans people are not even valid as human beings would no doubt be devastating.
@hobbes242 If she doesn’t see the very obvious undertones in her own books then she’s an idiot. Harry literally lives in a closet. He has abusive family who’re embarrassed and scared by his magic and hide him away when there are visitors to the house. It takes until moving away from the abusive family when he can be open and free with his magic.
Will probably pick it up unless it has game-vreaking glitches. If it does I will wait until they are patches
@ObserverPlayz ah yes an “opinion” on how actual humans should be treated. Carry on.
Probably because the kids these days find invisibility to be offensive
Awesome news! Can't wait for an update! If it reviews well this will be a day one buy for myself!
@slips666 @hobbes242 she has never claimed anyone should be treated differently or shown any hatred for any other people. She has asked some questions about issues to do with problems arising with certain areas. To be closed off the discuss these issues and have a safer world for everyone is why such massive divisions exist in society.
She has not fuelled any hatred progress for one group that suffers discrimination can not be at the hands of another group we can find a way that everyone is safe and accepted and a world free of hatred. If you believe the biggest enemy of trans people is JK Rowling you really don’t understand the world.
She certainly shouldn’t be deleted from the world of Harry Potter because of what she has said.
It’s a sad state of affairs that she is at the centre of cancel culture.
We have a conservative government which is far more harmful to the trans community.
I don’t agree with everything she has said but progress happens from discussions and education and honesty from all involved.
@Stocksy I appreciate your perspective. No, she’s not the biggest issue, but she is anti-trans. And she tries to deflate those who confront her with claims of misogyny. Feminists and trans-advocates can be one and the same. She could have just as easily only tweeted “happy sorting day!” Once a year with her hundred billion dollars. Instead she chose exclusionary behavior.
@hobbes242 oh I’d love to see the evidence / article where she said that. Do you have a link? Thought not....
Guys, as always, I understand things don't exist in a vacuum. But I think it'd be better for all of us if we could at least try to discuss this game/franchise without delving into the overarching politics of it.
If Hogwarts Legacy is scheduled to release soon then at some point we're going to have to focus on the game, which is ultimately what we're here to talk about.
@Stocksy She could have just stepped away from it all but she continues to put out tweets and essays spouting off about stuff that doesn’t affect her millionaire lifestyle but is behind a massive wave of transphobia which has caused hate crimes against trans people to quadruple in the last 5 years. It’s getting increasingly dangerous in the UK and Rowling absolutely has to answer for it. If repeatedly being told by actual trans people that what she’s putting out is harmful isn’t enough, what is?
@Thelegend159 Settle down. Here you go: https://www.glamour.com/story/a-complete-breakdown-of-the-jk-rowling-transgender-comments-controversy
@get2sammyb My apologies. I didn't mean to highjack the conversation.
Woop woop! Can't wait! Day 1 purchase! Thank u JK for the world you created!
I could care less about her trans comments when it comes to the game. Im just disappointed were not getting any update till next year.
So....errrr... The game, yes the game, looked good when it leaked about (how long ago was it? a decade it feels) oh it was just 3 years ago. Ok 3 years ago. I wonder if it will still look and feel as magical.
@hobbes242 erm unless I’m misreading it nowhere in that article does she say what you’ve accused her of.
Kinda crazy, I never expected them to release info on the game the same year it supposed to be released.
I'm not into Harry Potter but I'm kinda looking forward to a game that let's you create your character and run amok in a magic school.
So its an article about the game yes? So why do people have to turn the comments section into an anti rowling section? Yes we all acknowledge that she has an oppinion that dosnt sit well with a lot of people but stop turning the comments sections into a "hate" forum...i have friends from all walks of life and the few transgender ones dont really care what she thinks or what anyone else thinks about them because they are very comfortable with who they are...
@get2sammyb this game is always going to generate these kind of responses unfortunatly as did the last time it was reported about the character creation content..i wish people would concentrate on the game and not the views held by the books author as pushsquare is a game site first and foremost not a political soapbox..good luck with future comments sections concerning this game 👍
Unless they can also remove JK Rowling getting any money from this I won't be buying.
I read the title and thought Playstation was losing a game feature for whatever reason such as console exclusivity or poor implementation.
Here's hoping we get a solid release date soon...please don't delay the game again!
Looking forward to this. Check your trans whatever stuff or complaints about JK Rowling at the door I just want to play this game good lord
@hobbes242 She said they weren't human??
@nessisonett that is a terrible argument. So all the celebs that have spoken up in Black Lives Matter, shouldn’t speak up? Especially ones it “doesn’t affect” you are having you cake and eating it. Again you can say all these people are blaming Rowling all you like (and I don’t agree with her views) but again the angry cancel culture has gone after an easy target. Try challenging the people that actually cause harm, that actual set laws and actually wish harm on trans community and have conversations on topics which are maybe required.
Lots of National papers and news networks especially in the U.K. do more damage to trans rights daily than Rowling does. To blame Rowling is laughable.
Try reading the daily Mail and see their transphobic views and the comments section and tell me any energy should be thrown at Rowling. So of the defence against what she says is the same as when a man says “not all men” we all know the “not all men” defence is pathetic. I see no difference here. Listening to concerns and conversation is so important. As a community we have gone backwards and that is the main reason for hate. Even allies are being cancelled whilst hate grows and grows. Minorities are more marginalised than ever from main society. It sad to see. We often are challenging the wrong people.
@tselliot no she questioned the need to call women - people with a cervix. She said can we not call women - women and also questioned if someone that identifies as a woman but has a penis and rapes a woman should go to woman’s jail.
They were the two main things I’ve read about anyway.
🤪 intersectionality 🤪
Looking forward to this game even if make's me a fairytale bigot.
The quieter they are until near launch, the better. Plenty of hype and interest and extremely popular IP but controversy tends to fill the gaps between overhyping and release
For all I know, this could end up being a disaster of a game, but hey! it is Harry Potter.... so just keep hyping it and keep having unrealistic expectations about what the final game will be. That's always good.
Wait until the show actual gameplay/gameplay mechanics first (2-4 minutes), then get excited.
Can see it now WB delays the game 3-4 months so they can implement NFT Broomsticks,Wands, Pets & outfits for our "enjoyment"!!😱😂😋
@Northern_munkey How is this hate? Its a valed concern its a little dissapointing that the people affected should nust let it slide every time. The funny thing is that a person with so much imagination can be so closeminded. My thing is why do people always want to hurt people because we cant stand people dont know our opinions. For me she is a real sad person.
@Flaming_Kaiser well i'm not defending her or agreeing with her oppinions but thats the kicker isnt it? She has her oppinions just like you and others that frequent these forums but in these forums whenever anything potter related is touched upon out come the usual suspects to decry the great demon jk rowling and point out for the millionth time about how sad and outdated her views are,how she is doing sooo much damage to lgbtq community etc,etc...now if thats not an ongoing hate campaign i dont know what is and i'm getting pretty fed up that my favorite gaming news site is constantly having its comments sections hijacked by individuals (who are always wanting everybody to know which way they swing or whatever pro nouns they identify with) to voice their oppinions and demonize anybody who wont agree with them..i myself am a white heterosexual male (who by definition will have some people forming the oppinion i'm a racist homophobe..i'm neither) and i am very comfortable in my skin..i play games to enjoy myself for a bit of escapism and to engage in a spot of online gaming with friends not to concern myself with the oppinions of fantasy authors or corporations that supposedly support " concentration camps"..i always think that your posts are usually well thought out and i almost always can see where you are coming from and as a general rule dont have to question you..i would have thought by now you understood me too but i guess not..
@Northern_munkey As a big personality its smart to think about what you say so dont cry if it backfires.
Use your bloody brain if you dont believe people should be how they feel be smart and keep it to yourself. As a celeb you know the world is on your ass. I have seen people get destroyed for way less.
The gaming industry is full of worker abuse, with rape, suïcide because of the horrible treatment, workers that get promised to get a pay rise and instead get called in to get fired instead, a industry that preys on people with addictions releases products so broken its a joke/crime that they have the guts to release it (but with the amounts fanboys that will a excuse for everything its not really a big surprise)
The stuff you hear here is just a fraction of the horrible abuse that is going around. I listen to the Jimquisition every monday and somehow every week there is something worse going on.
James Stephanie Sterling even says it i hate on reporting about this and people get mad because of it. But so much is wrong with the industry i started to dispise it and cant wait to not be able to have a story about it.
Dont worry 100% will be tossed aside when the new COD, AC, BF, FIFA or whatever big franchise gets a new release no matter how horrible it is.
Do you think their will be mounts and non combat pets like eso, do you think it will be based on eso's crown crate mechanic,
@Flaming_Kaiser i think you are missing my point entirely here..i'm not saying all of this dosnt happen and i'm not saying its right either..what i am saying is that although things need to be discussed this is not really the relevant place for it to be...this is a gaming site yes? Is it an outlet for lgbtq,black lives matter or any other political agendas to be disscussed or promoted? No its not so lets keep it about the games please and try and leave your own agendas at the door..i hope you can understand my view point on this finally and move on..happy christmas..
@Northern_munkey The problem is that its not adressed anywhere.
@Flaming_Kaiser it is addressed..it needs addressing just not in the posts that are about a totally different aspect of the game..this post was about an invisibility feature not about jk rowlings oppinions or about the much reported character creation options..if the people on pushsquare forums wish to discuss rowlings views then by all means start the relevant thread but for individuals to use the comments section for a way to highlight their own personal,biased almost propeganda esque views against somebody in an unrelated topic is not right...i sometimes wonder who the real bigots are? Edited..no need to reply as i've said all i wish to..please respect my views as i do yours and move on..thankyou.
@Stocksy boris Johnson is a joke thats why Scotland voted SNP made sure Scotland didn't get the Conservative party cancer we also knew brexit would be a disaster and that's why all of Scotland voted remain in EU and if we got independence vote would be difficult to say wouldn't win it we would would deffo win independence 2014 was fixed anyway anyway they obviously uses harry potter magic
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