Let us start with the good news. Hogwarts Legacy has gone gold! Warner Bros announced that the game has completed development ahead of its launch on 10 February next year. “Gold” means that the game’s master copy has finished compilation and it will now be sent to distribution centres to get printed onto discs and uploaded to the various digital marketplaces for sale. The bad news is that PS4 and Xbox One owners won’t be playing Hogwarts Legacy with everyone else in February as the game has been delayed on those platforms.
The official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account announced that the development of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game is going to take a bit longer than expected. The game will now release on 4 April for PS4 and Xbox One. Nintendo Switch owners are going to have to wait even longer than that. The Switch will only get its game release on 25 July.
This does mark the second delay for Hogwarts Legacy which was meant to release on 6 December this year. Developer Avalanche Software says the team is looking forward to bringing the best game possible and in order to get the game running smoothly on older consoles, a delay must be set in place. It gives the studio time to work on the builds outside of the “now gold” PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions.
Hogwarts Legacy will launch on April 4, 2023 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and on July 25, 2023 for Nintendo Switch. The team is looking forward to bringing you the game and we want to deliver the best possible game experience across all platforms.
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) December 13, 2022
Hogwarts Legacy will launch on 10 February 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Stay tuned today for a special gameplay showcase on the game. It is set to go live at 7 pm CAT tonight on YouTube. Watch it here.