New Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy announced for PS5


By Daniel Furn

A new open-world video game set in the world of Harry Potter was unveiled during the PS5 Spotlight event.

Titled Hogwarts Legacy, the action-RPG sees you take on the role of a Hogwarts student in the late 1800s as you learn spells, brew potions, and fight fantastic beasts.

Hogwarts Legacy promises to let you take control of your wizarding adventure like never before, including creating your own character and making decisions that could impact the entire wizarding world. You’ll also be able to explore locations outside of the iconic magical school, including Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest, and more.

So far the next-gen game only has a release window of 2021, with an exact date yet to be announced.

Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Avalanche Studios – whose recent works include the slightly different Just Cause 4 and Rage 2 – who have teased that the PS5 adds a new sense of touch and sound to the game.

Though the game was unveiled at the PS5 showcase, Hogwarts Legacy has also been confirmed for Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One.

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