Originally scheduled for April 4, the release of Hogwarts Legacy for PS4 and Xbox One has now been delayed by a month. We remind you that the game, developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros., is already available for new-gen consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S) and PC. At the moment it seems instead Nintendo Switch release date confirmedwhich as expected will arrive on July 25, 2023.
On Xbox One and PlayStation 4 the new date is set for May 5, 2023.
Hogwarts Legacy: Release delayed on PS4 and Xbox One
The news arrived yesterday, shared through the game’s Twitter account. According to the post, the release has been postponed per allow the development team to perfect the game.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude at the way Hogwarts Legacy has been received by fans around the world,” the tweet reads. “The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience across all platforms and we need more time to do that. Hogwarts Legacy releases for PS4 and Xbox One on May 5, 2023.”
We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the response to Hogwarts Legacy from fans around the globe. The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms and we need more time to do this. Hogwarts Legacy will launch for PS4 and Xbox One May 5, 2023. pic.twitter.com/UjEIPXDZj2
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) March 6, 2023
Interestingly, no reference is made to the game’s release on Nintendo Switch in the tweet. This suggests that the date will not be changed, however it cannot be excluded that this version will also suffer further delays.
We recall that Hogwarts Legacy is a game set in the world of Harry Potter, although the events narrated take place about 100 years before the adventures of the novels by J.K.Rowling. Initially the title was supposed to be released simultaneously for all platforms, but already in December Avalanche Software had announced that the game would be released on February 11 on PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC and on March 4 on PS4 and Xbox One. The new date delays the release on older-gen consoles by a month.
In the meantime, the title did very well, obtaining excellent feedback from the public and critics. In less than a month, it became the best-selling Warner Bros. game at launch.