Additionally, the Nintendo Switch launch date for Hogwarts Legacy was revealed to be July 25, 2023. Hogwarts Legacy is still set to launch on Feb. 10, 2023 — with a 72 hour early access period beginning Feb. 7 — for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
"The team is looking forward to bringing you the game and we want to deliver the best possible game experience across all platforms," the Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account's announcement post reads.
Avalanche Software community manager Chandler Wood also took to Twitter to add that the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC versions of the game have already gone gold, but the team will "need a bit more time" for the other platforms.
Citing the need to "get everyone in the game as early as possible," the Hogwarts Legacy Standard and Deluxe Editions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will launch together on April 4, as well, without Early Access.
Hogwarts Legacy was officially revealed in September 2020, during Sony's PlayStation 5 showcase. The game's existence had been leaked back in 2018.
Now, it seems the game will still be dropping in 2023 after all, but with staggered releases depending on the platform.
Hogwarts Legacy, Portkey Games and Avalanche Software's upcoming open-world, single-player action RPG, invites players to create their own witch or wizard and uncover the hidden truths in an original story set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Along the way, players will be able to "experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before." Players will indeed be able to choose their Hogwarts house at the start of the game.
Since it is set in the 1800s, the game's events take place before the time period of J.K. Rowling’s original stories.