The upcoming Harry Potter video game, Hogwarts Legacy, will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and, Switch at a different time than the other editions. The PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC versions of the game are on track to launch on February 10, 2023, but the PS4 and Xbox One versions will arrive two months later.
What’s interesting about the new Hogwarts Legacy delay is that the difference this time is that it only affects the last-gen versions of the game. The next-gen release is still slated for its scheduled release, but the PS4 and Xbox One releases have now been pushed back to April 4th, the same month as Dead Island 2. The Switch version is scheduled to debut on July 25, 2023.
This staggered release schedule is in place to provide the best possible gaming experience across all platforms. The game will be playable from February 7th for people who buy the more expensive version of the game on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, or PC. Those versions of the game are now “gold,” developer WB Games Avalanche announced alongside the news of PS4, Xbox One, and Switch version delays. In other words, the last-gen versions are rough and need more time to prepare for February. If this build of the game needs a little more time to be fine-tuned, it makes sense to roll it back, and on newer consoles, the lag isn’t affected.
Fans have been waiting long for Hogwarts Legacy, as the game was initially supposed to be released in 2021 before being pushed back to 2022 and then again to 2023. During previous game presentations, people were critical of things like the animations or character movements, so on the 14th. The developer is planning a new presentation in December. The presentation may give us a clear reason for the delay and our latest look at the upcoming game.