A tweet from the official Hogwarts Legacy account promised the finest possible gaming experience on all platforms and expressed excitement about the impending release of the game.
The new release dates for Hogwarts Legacy are April 4, 2023, on PS4 and Xbox One, and July 25, 2023, on Switch. The game’s release date of February 10, 2023 remains same for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC editions.
It’s unknown why Nintendo is holding back the Switch version of the game for so long after the previous-gen platform versions were out.
It’s possible that after the release of Hogwarts Legacy, Warner Bros. will move away from the last generation of consoles, as they did with another title, Gotham Knights, by cancelling the last-gen console versions of the game.
The continued existence of the last-gen versions, despite their relatively low power, is likely due to the popularity of the Harry Potter IP and the possibility to sell to non-traditional gamers.
The open world role-playing game Hogwarts Legacy, created by Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity), allows players to “experience the unwritten and embark on a risky journey to learn a hidden reality of the wizarding world.”
Warner’s Portkey Games imprint was supposed to publish Hogwarts Legacy in 2021, but the release date was pushed back to 2022.
Then, in August, Warner Bros. Games stated that the release date had been pushed back to early 2023. PlayStation versions of the game will have extra content like as a new dungeon, a cosmetic set for the shopkeeper, and a special store in Hogsmeade.