Hogwarts Legacy's meteoric success is kind of old hat at this point, so it should be no surprise to learn that another project is potentially already in the offing, with developer Avalanche Software having begun recruitment.
Spotted by Game Rant, the developer is looking for a software engineer to work on "an unannounced AAA console title." We know it isn't DLC, and Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions is already its own thing, so the smart money is on another cash cow. Of course, that's not official until we get word from the horse's mouth.
We thought Hogwarts Legacy was the Harry Potter game fans have been waiting for (read our full thoughts on the matter here), but there is always room for improvement, and we'd return for another school year. A reminder for PS4 players, Hogwarts Legacy finally launches on that platform in the coming hours (depending on your region).
How does another magical adventure sound to you in 3-5 years, assuming that is what Avalanche is indeed working on? Expect an owl in the comments section below.
Off on another adventure, are we?
I feel like I'm the only one that never watched these movies or read the books. For that reason I never could get excited about this. Glad so many people seem to be enjoying it though.
And it will not be out before the PS6. So a cross gen game for PS5 & PS6 in 2028 or 2029.
Loved Legacy so count me in whenever the sequel comes around!
A sequel would be great. It doesn’t have to follow the same characters or story line. I’d love to see it focus more on the actual Hogwats school experience instead of outdoors, which is where I felt most of the game took place.
What purpose does "PS5" in the headline serve?
@TheCollector316 probably because its sold a ***** ton on the ps5 🤔
I wonder if they'd ever be willing to explore the other wizarding schools in the world? I was hoping they'd make a tv series about that rather than a Harry Potter reboot.
There's no guarantee this even is Harry Potter/Wizarding World related.
For all we know this could be a new IP or another game adaptation of a different property that Warner Bros. owns
@KaijuKaiser You’re not the only one.
Harry Potter is one of those properties that were “after my time,”that is to say I was older than the target demographic when it became popular. Same thing with Pokémon. People just a few years younger than me got into them and have a deep attachment to them, while I was oblivious.
The closest I got to Potter was trying to watch the first movie with my then-girlfriend, but I fell asleep halfway through, and to this day have not bothered getting around to finishing it. And now with Rowling… well… um… being the way she is these days, I have no desire to even try to get into it now. Not being a fan has made it very easy to ignore this game and not support the creator.
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I know they won't because the devs spent so much time crafting Hogwarts school but I would much prefer a game set in one of the other wizarding schools. I think would allow the team to be more creative with the world building and flesh out the wizarding world in a more interesting way.
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Loved the first game so a sequel would be awesome! Hopefully on a new school
After roaming The Oldest House as the Director and navigating the planet Dathomir as a Jedi, I thought exploring Hogwarts castle would be a breeze. It's a beautiful place to get continuously lost in, though. I'm around 20 hours in and really enjoying my time with the game and I'm not into Harry Potter at all.
Would be interesting to know how other cross-gen titles have been received when of a AAA nature.
I mean if the PS5 and XBX versions have hit the $$$ then imagine what the PS4 could do with such a larger market.
Always great to see talent succeed
@Llamageddon As long as those schools follow book canon rather than film canon then I'm fine with that. Durmstrang isnt an all male school. Beauxbatons isn't an all female school.
@LifeGirl "ARE YOU SURE!!!" - I asked calmly
That was the best scene from that movie!
I'm expecting massive sales on PS4/XBO this week too, and more when it comes to Switch in a few months. I suspect some of the PS5's massive sales boost was down to this game, when no last gen version was available.
While we are (hopefully) getting towards the end of the cross-gen period this gen, I was wondering what everyone thought about using this staggered release model in future generations for cross-gen. I.e. release next-gen first and release last gen later? Obviously we here are all enthusiasts and most of us are likely early adopters but it seems like a good carrot and stick approach to me. Give an incentive to go next gen, without completely cutting off last gen. Thoughts?
Granted, this job listing could literally be for anything, and I would really like a HL sequel... BUT! What if it's for a tie in game for the upcoming MAX series?... Getting Philosopher's Stone all over again, using the same castle as HL, just slightly modernised for the Harry Potter era.
Hell yeah can't wait hopefully we import our character over for their 6th year that would be awesome
@Llamageddon they spent so much time on this school, they have time and resources to build a new school for us to explore. May be a school set in Africa or South America. May be someone trying to use Mayan blood magic.
@KidRyan It will be interesting to see how much of the rumor billion dollars profit the game studio will be able to keep to expand their studio and how much will be taken by warner bro discovery to prop up the rest of their business. An to cover the financial burdens of their merger as well.
@TheCollector316 well apart from fact its sold more on playstation than the other platforms and playstation having advertising rights also runs best on ps5
@themightyant I think was also Horizon forbidden west burning shores dlc also helped ps5 sales
@ApostateMage that's because it's scottish Highlands also 100 years before Harry Potter himself
@Falkirk4life I'm sure it did but that was released in April AFTER the Q4 2022 results they reported which ran to March 2023.
God of War: Ragnarok would have continued to boost sales too. Despite it launching last November you often see sales in Jan/Feb post Christmas once people have been paid.
@knowles2 What billion dollar rumor?
That would be Day 1 also.
"I wonder if they'd ever be willing to explore the other wizarding schools in the world? I was hoping they'd make a tv series about that rather than a Harry Potter reboot"
Was hoping they would expand the world with the games and series also.
Just wish they’d release a patch to fix the first one before considering a sequel
More money into the hands of a dreadful human being who uses their clout to attack marginalised people.
Day one. Can’t wait for the TV show too.
Hopefully by then the uneducated will be educated and we won’t have to have silly disclaimers on every article.
I doubt it though.
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