Imagine reading Harry Potter as a child and then working on an original story in the series. That’s the reality for a lot of people at Avalanche, who are quite literally bringing dreams to life with Hogwarts Legacy. This author played and loved titles like Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on the PS1, but always dreamed of something more than a mere movie tie-in. This is that game.

The passion pours out of this behind-the-scenes, then. In it, some of the key creators from the development team talk about their approach to building Hogwarts, including how they designed areas that are only described in the books. The art direction, as is evident from the gameplay reveal, is top-notch – huge credit to the entire team for that.

The video’s only about six minutes long but it offers decent insight into the creative process, and it is of course interspersed with gameplay clips and footage from the big reveal – as well as tons of concept art, too. Remember you can watch the full reveal through here, with more to follow in the coming weeks and months.