Hogwarts Legacy is Delayed — and No, Shouting Accio Won't Make It Get Here Faster

Hogwarts Legacy is delayed so Warner Bros. can give fans the game they expect.

Excited about riding a hippogriff through a vast, Harry Potter-themed open world? Well, you won't be doing it any time soon because Warner Bros. Interactive and Portkey Games announced Hogwarts Legacy is delayed until 2022.

The announcement came via the Hogwarts Legacy official Twitter page. WB provided no additional details about the delay's cause or when in 2022 Hogwarts Legacy might release, saying only that it needs time to be what fans expect.

Warner Bros. finally revealed Hogwarts Legacy in September 2020, following several rounds of rumors that turned out to be rather on point, despite the developer denying them at the time.

Players create their own magical student, attend classes at Hogwarts, and do an 1800s version of the usual Harry Potter thing before getting unleashed in a broader world full of wonder and danger. Not much else is known at the time, though hopefully Warner Bros. will magic up some new details sometime later this year.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 13th 2021

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