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January 16th, 2022, 19:39
It's VGC's turn to post rumours about the release date of Hogwarts Legacy, this time it's less optimistic. And since it's a quiet day, why not.

Hogwarts Legacy 'may not launch until 2023', it's claimed

JOURNALIST'S SOURCES INDICATE A SLIP FOR THE WARNER TITLE

Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming Harry Potter RPG, may not launch until 2023, according to a journalist.

Speaking on his Sacred Symbols+ podcast (paywalled on Patreon, transcribed by VGC), Colin Moriarty when his co-host brought the game up in discussion said, "I'm hearing behind the scenes that game is not coming out this year, and that it's in some sort of trouble."

While Moriarty didn't elaborate, the game hasn't been publicly shown in some time, and currently has no release date beyond 2022.

Late last year, Rachel Wakely, Warner Bros. general manager spoke to Toy World magazine about the Wizarding World IP, in which she referred to "two major releases in 2022". The first was the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbeldore, she said, which releases in the UK on April 8. The second was Hogwarts Legacy.

"From what we've seen, the launch will be well worth the wait and deliver a unique way for fans to interact with the franchise".

This could suggest that the game isn't set to release until after Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbeldore.

It was also reported that Hogwarts Legacy, will reportedly add the ability for players to create transgender heroes, following controversy stemming from comments made by series creator J.K. Rowling.

In the 18 months, Rowling has been criticised for making several comments perceived to be transphobic on her Twitter account, which caused many Harry Potter movie actors, including leads Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne, to publicly voice their support for the transgender community.

According to a Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources at Warner Bros.' Avalanche studio, some members of the game's development have since fought to make the game as inclusive as possible, in response to the author's comments.
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Seems the game is nothing but rumors and delays at this point in time.
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January 17th, 2022, 16:39
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Seems the game is nothing but rumors and delays at this point in time.
…and transgender issues.
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January 18th, 2022, 03:18
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…and transgender issues.
Yep but I stay clear of politics on the news-bits nowadays.
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January 18th, 2022, 14:06
I'm usually skipping rumour nonsense from those sites, unless it's fun or there's something worth talking about (here it was the 'fun' bit).

A few of those sites picked up on the initial rumour, which was fun to watch, they often do that and find more to say on the subject out of thin air. But yesterday Warner Bros has tweeted a confirmation that it would be released this year among other titles like Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and MultiVersus. (auto-translated from the Portuguese: "Do you already know what #Warner's top game releases will be in 2022? Follow the thread we show!"

It is still 2022 in their FAQs too.

And finally the 2022 target had been explicitly tweeted from another account on January 13th, so 2 working days before the "rumour".
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January 21st, 2022, 00:58
And yet more rumour:

https://www.wizardingworld.com/featu…-world-in-2022

The Hogwarts Legacy video game will be arriving this year

2022 is also the year when the highly anticipated console game from Warner Bros. Games’ Portkey Games label, Hogwarts Legacy, is set to be released. Developed by Avalanche Software, this action RPG allows players to be at the centre of their own adventure set during the late 1800s wizarding world. From learning powerful spells and brewing potions, to honing combat skills and taming magical beasts, this game will allow players to experience the magical world as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before as they determine the fate of the entire wizarding world. To watch the trailer and learn more about the game, click here.
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February 5th, 2022, 17:54
There's an hypothesis that the game release could be linked to the publication date of the book titled "The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy" (and school begins in September).

Seems very far-fetched to me, but at least you know there's a book on the making-of
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