Earlier this week, Sony took the online stage to announce some major news regarding its upcoming line of PlayStation 5 console variants (digital and disc), which included pricing, and a showcase of games that caught some by surprise. Among those games was the first look into a massive, open-world Harry Potter RPG that took our breaths away. Here is the trailer if you missed it:
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.
Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.
Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
While the title was featured during a PlayStation showcase event, the game is not limited to the PlayStation family of consoles. In fact, it is pretty much coming to all current and next-generation titles. PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, and PC will all be fortunate enough to include Hogwarts Legacy on their respective platforms so no one is left out (sorry Switch).
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) September 16, 2020
While PC players may rejoice, I am personally holding off celebrating until I know for sure its not a timed or permanent exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Hopefully, the powers that be will not allow such shenanigans but you know- money is money. Checking the official homepage, you will see a list of logos representing their respective consoles that the game will be available. Of those, the PC logo just says “PC Digital Download” with no signs of TEGS, so that is a good sign at least. Also, you can see that the ‘Steam Workshop’ has a dedicated page for Hogwarts Legacy, but that doesn’t exactly confirm anything, so I suppose we will just have to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
Hogwarts Legacy comes out next year sometime, no specific release date confirmed.