Hogwarts Legacy Delayed Until 2023 [Update]

Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed until 2023 according to some rumors and reports.

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Will we ever get to enter Hogwarts? | © Warner Bros.

Harry Potter has become a cult phenomenon that many people have grown up with and now wish to experience through different media as well. One of the ways we should be able to get transported to Hogwarts is through the game Hogwarts Legacy, but it’s taking longer than many expected… and it might take even longer.

The Hogwarts game is said to be pushed back again and this time another whole year into 2023. By the time this game will release we’ll have finally found a cure for COVID, that’s how long this is taking.

Update January 18, 2022:

Warner Bros. has finally come out of the closet with an indirect statement on January 18, 2022. The rumors of the game being delayed further haven't sat well with the company and thus, they've tweeted out a few names of games that will be released in 2022. Amongst them? Hogwarts Legacy.

But beware, this doesn't mean that the delay is completely off the table. It could just mean that Warner Bros. is trying to save face. But we will have to wait to find out more in regards to this upcoming game.

Why is Hogwarts Legacy Delayed?

According to the host of the Sacred Symbol Podcast, Colin Moriarty, the game is delayed until 2023. He explained that he’s heard rumors from behind the scenes of the game that Hogwarts Legacy “isn't coming out this year".

He also stated that there seems to be some trouble brewing in the background of production and that the game is in trouble. What the exact problems were and anything else remains a mystery to most. Of course, Warner Bros. also hasn’t issued a statement on the problems yet.

So, all your Potterheads will likely have to wait even longer until the official release of Hogwarts Legacy.

When Was Hogwarts Legacy Supposed to Release?

The official game was supposed to be released in 2021, but it was pushed back to 2022. The developers had stated that they want to release the best possible game, hence why they were taking more time than scheduled.

So now the game will be released even later. It was officially announced back in September 2020 and will be taking even longer than anticipated. Until then you’ll have to make do with other games, like a My Hero Academia battle royale, Grand Theft Auto and maybe even the sequel to Bully.