Portkey Games' highly-anticipated Harry Potter spin-off game, "Hogwarts Legacy," has been delayed to 2022. Surprisingly, most fans seem relieved.
One of the biggest reveals during the PS5 Showcase event from back in September 2020 was the announcement of a Harry Potter RPG. Harry Potter and video games around the world rejoiced at the news.
Since then, the game has been subjected to immense hype, and fans have been eagerly looking forward to an official release date.
However, the makers of the game have now announced that Hogwarts Legacy is being pushed to 2022. The reasons cited were to provide the best gameplay experience possible.
This is a bittersweet announcement as there will be a longer waiting period, but most fans seemed to be in favor of this decision. It wasn't hard for players to recall the horrendous experience they had to endure recently with Cyberpunk 2077.
Stressing on the importance of not rushing the game's development, gamers on Twitter hoped that Hogwarts Legacy will make full use of the extended time period.
Fans react as Hogwarts Legacy release date delayed to 2022
Hogwarts Legacy, backed by Avalanche and Portkey Games, plans to offer a whole new narrative to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The story is set around the lives of the witches and wizards who came before Harry Potter.
From Quidditch and Herbology to learning many spells, Portkey Games seem to have left no stone unturned in delivering a wholesome Harry Potter experience.
When it comes to a game based on Harry Potter, it is understandable that the makers will need to go the extra mile in capturing every nuance and detail of the magical world.
This is why the decision to delay Hogwarts Legacy's release is seen as a practical one, unlike Cyberpunk 2077.
After multiple production delays and development hassles, the CDPR finally decided to release Cyberpunk 2077 on December 10, 2020. The initial hype surrounding the game died down after players across the globe complained of a below-par, bug-riddled experience. The makers were slammed for rushing the game's release.
Fans took to Twitter to state that they were more than willing to wait it out this time.
With gamers across the globe still reeling from the buggy mess that was Cyberpunk 2077, they are willing to patiently wait out this period and reap the benefits in 2022.
Published 14 Jan 2021, 18:49 IST