Hogwarts Legacy release date set for 2022 despite rumors

Update: Another clue suggests Hogwarts Legacy is on track for a 2022 launch. 

In a blog post published yesterday on Wizarding World (opens in new tab), the official online home of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises, the upcoming RPG is listed in a rundown of “highlights to look forward to […] in 2022.”

Alongside the next Fantastic Beasts movie launching in April and a discussion of the 25th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book in June, the post also states pretty definitively that “the Hogwarts Legacy video game will be arriving this year,” stating that “2022 is also the year when the highly anticipated console game […] is set to be released,” echoing launch schedule rumours that have been circling over recent days.

Original story: Hogwarts Legacy will reportedly still launch in 2022, with a delay only possible due to the games launching around it.

These new claims come from leaker AccNGT, who has a track record of accurately reporting on information relating to WB’s new wizard game. Hogwarts Legacy is still on track for a 2022 release date, according to the leaker, who adds that the only thing that could potentially delay the new game is the caliber of games launching around it, and not the actual development process.

The only thing that could delay Hogwarts Legacy to 2023 is the amount of games that will be released in the same periodJanuary 16, 2022

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Adding to this is the tweet just below from Warner Bros Brazil’s official Twitter account. As part of a series of tweets highlighting WB-published games that are launching later this year in 2022, the publisher put a spotlight on Hogwarts Legacy with the tweet below, indicating that the new game is still on track to launch at some point later this year. 

A Hogwarts de 1800 está de portas abertas para você em #Hogwarts Legacy, um #RPG de ação em mundo aberto na mais famosa escola de magia e bruxaria do mundo. Qual vai ser o seu legado? pic.twitter.com/YSiJdE66hWJanuary 17, 2022

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This is all pretty compelling evidence that Hogwarts Legacy is still on track for a 2022 release date. You might recall that Hogwarts Legacy was previously delayed out of launching last year in 2021, and while the developer at WB has promised to share more information surrounding the game over the coming year, rumors are already swirling that Sony could be lining up a State of Play presentation for next month in February to focus on WB’s new game. For now though, we’ll have to wait and see what the next few weeks bring. 

For everything else set to launch this year, check out our full new games 2022 guide for more.

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