PS5 Harry Potter Open-World Game Set In 1800s, Releases In 2021

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Hogwarts Legacy, a Harry Potter RPG coming to PlayStation 5, was announced during today’s PS5 showcase. Set in the late 1800s, a century before the events of the popular book series, Hogwarts Legacy will let players create their own student, attend class, and explore the Wizarding school and surrounding areas. The game is slated to release in 2021.

Rumors of an open world Harry Potter game surfaced earlier this year in a leak that now seem to have been proven accurate. A trailer was shown showing off many different bits of gameplay, including potions and herbology classes, a look at the nearby town of Hogsmeade, and a brief look at a fight against a troll, among more.

The trailer’s narration mentioned several times that the game will allow the player to shape the fate of Hogwarts, as evidenced by the title. The late 1800s have never been heavily explored within the main books and movies, although lore has been sprinkled in over the years through Pottermore. Over 13 years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows released, it’s a little surprising that such an ambitious Harry Potter game is now hitting next-gen consoles, but fans of the Wizarding World can expect to dive into Hogwarts Legacy next year.

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