Hogwarts Legacy is looking increasingly like it could be delayed into 2023 according to an insider. Here's what we know so far.
The possibility of Hogwarts Legacy being delayed has been heatedly discussed for some months now. And thanks to a certain leaker, more fuel has been added to the fire. Obviously, this would be tragic news, as Hogwarts Legacy is looking like the best Harry Potter game we've had in a long time (perhaps this could even reach the iconic highs of a Chamber of Secrets, or Quidditch World Cup). But if the game needs more time in the oven, then so be it. That would certainly be better than a disappointment as great as Battlefield 2042 or a Cyberpunk. Anyway, let's not dwell on such a horrible idea, here's what we know about the delay.
Insider claims that Hogwarts Legacy will be delayed
As Comicbook reported, a known Hogwarts Legacy insider, who goes by the Twitter handle AccountNGT, has suggested that a Hogwarts Legacy delay into 2023 is becoming more likely. In a since deleted Tweet AccountNGT said that "at this point a delay to early 2023 wouldn't even surprise me" in response to a discussion concerning the game's current state. We don't mean to be alarmist, but other evidence also suggests that a delay in 2023 will happen.
For one, this is a very long time to have not had a release date, considering how open they've been with other aspects of development. And secondly, back in February the PlayStation insider Colin Moriarty also claimed that a delay could be on the cards. This was on the Sacred Symbols podcast, Moriarty claimed that he was hearing "behind the scenes that [the] game isn't coming out this year."
Given the other evidence that corroborates this claim, we think fans should prepare themselves for a 2023 delay of Hogwarts Legacy.
And that's all we know so far. We really hope that this isn't true, but we aren't optimistic; delays are to be expected these days...