After years of leaks, Warner Bros. Games has finally announced Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world RPG set in the Harry Potter universe.
Hogwarts Legacy is set to launch in 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Players will play the role of a witch or wizard and experience life as a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, embarking on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.
Throughout the adventure, new spells and combat skills can be learned, and companions can be brought along to tackle deadly foes. Being an RPG, various missions will present multiple choices and make players choose between tough decisions.
The Hogwarts Legacy announcement trailer reveals that the events of the story will take place in the late 1800s, decades before the events of the Harry Potter series. Multiple fantasy creatures are shown, alongside Hogwarts and the village of Hogsmeade.
Check out the full announcement trailer below:
In a PlayStation Blog post, head of story at Avalanche Studios, Adrian Ropp, spoke about the game will use use of the PS5’s graphical power and DualSense controller features. “With innovative high definition graphics, a player can practically feel the terror of Inferi bearing down upon them, sense the ground rumbling beneath them as a herd of angry centaurs surrounds them,” he said.
Ropp then added that “even duelling against a deadly dark witch takes on a new level of realism thanks to the controller’s ability to imbue sound and touch into every moment.”
Hogwarts Legacy was announced during Sony’s PS5 showcase. Multiple other games were revealed, including a surprise unveiling of Final Fantasy XVI.