An upcoming Harry Potter open-ended game, Hogwarts Legacy, was unveiled today during today’s PS5 showcase event. It is an “immersive open action role-playing game” in which you can create your own assistant and master a wide variety of spells. The game is developed by Avalanche Studios, most recently known for Just Cause 4 and Rage 2
Hogwarts Legacy will be released on PlayStation 5 in 2021. After the event, it was announced that the game would also be available for Xbox Series X, PS4 and Xbox One.
Hogwarts Legacy takes place in the late 19th century, where your actions will shape the wizarding world of Harry Potter. During the main Hogwarts Legacy campaign, you can learn spells, tame fantastic beasts and team up with legendary Harry Potter characters. Aside from the 2021
Along with the reveal trailer, Avalanche shared some brand new screenshots of what players can expect when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy arrives next year.
Avalanche’s Head of Story Adrian Ropp briefly discussed some of the features Hogwarts Legacy will herald thanks to the power of the PlayStation 5 processors and the sensory capabilities of the DualSense controller. According to Ropp, the DualSense conveys a sense of sound and touch that wasn’t seen in previous Harry Potter games. This feature will make Hogwarts Legacy even more intense.
“This is an exciting time to develop impressive experiences. The new possibilities of the PS5 are literally groundbreaking,” said Ropp. “With innovative high-resolution graphics, a gamer can practically feel the horror of Inferi affecting them [and] feel the ground rumble beneath them as a herd of angry centaurs surround them. Even dueling a deadly dark witch takes on a new level of realism thanks to the controller’s ability to add sound and touch to every moment. “
In other Harry Potter news, writer and series creator JK Rowling has recently come under fire for controversial tweets she wrote regarding gender and transsexuality, and for hormone treatments by calling them “the new antidepressants.” The actor and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, responded to Rowling’s comments with an open letter claiming that all transgender women are women. Her latest book, Troubled Blood, has also been criticized for its amalgamation of cross-dressing and deviation.
Sony has finally confirmed the release date and price for the PlayStation 5, which will be released on November 12th in most countries and November 19th worldwide. For more information on pre-ordering the console, see our PS5 Pre-Order Guide. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Xbox Series S and Series X will both arrive on November 10th.
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