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Hogwarts Legacy Re-Confirmed for 2022 Release Despite Reports of Delay

Hogwarts Legacy is still coming in 2022.
Hogwarts Legacy is still coming in 2022. / Photo courtesy of Portkey Games/WB Interactive Entertainment

An update on the Wizarding World website has re-confirmed Hogwarts Legacy will be released in 2022 despite a report from earlier this week claiming the game had been delayed into 2023.

The possibility of a delay arose when Colin Moriarty, the host of PlayStation-focused podcast Sacred Symbols, said he'd heard about struggles in the game's development. Moriarty said he'd been "hearing behind the scenes that [the] game isn't coming out this year," and that it was "in some sort of trouble."

Publisher Warner Bros. didn't comment on the report at the time, but the update to the Wizarding World website — which hosts news and information about any and all upcoming Harry Potter-related happenings — states the game is definitively to be released this year.

"The Hogwarts Legacy game will be arriving this year," reads the header for the section on the game. No more specific release date is included.

Leaks revealed the existence of a new Harry Potter RPG in 2018, and Sony unveiled Hogwarts Legacy during a 2020 PlayStation 5 showcase. Portkey Games is developing the game, which is an open-world, third-person RPG set at Hogwarts in the 1800s. It was originally scheduled for a 2021 release, but was delayed to 2022 in January 2021.

"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," reads the description on Wizarding World.