Hogwarts Legacy originally launched on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC last month but it seems like PS4 and Xbox One players might have to wait a bit longer again. Warner Bros Games has announced that the last-gen versions of the game have been delayed from its initial 4 April release date. It will now launch a month later on 5 May 2023. The Nintendo Switch version is still scheduled to arrive in July.
Warner Bros Games and developer Avalanche Software recently released a statement thanking players for making Hogwarts Legacy a huge success on current-gen platforms and PC. Unfortunately the team needs a bit more time to polish up the PS4 and Xbox One versions, so the game will launch on 5 May as opposed to its initially promised April release.
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The statement from Warner Bros Games reads:
“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.”
Nintendo Switch players will still get their hands on the game on 25 July 2023 as that date has not been moved.
This is a smart move from the publisher as its last AAA game, Gotham Knights, did not receive a release on last-gen consoles, possibly due to technical issues. The superhero game was criticised for some of its performance problems on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S so we can’t imagine what state the PS4 and Xbox One versions would’ve been in.
Despite launching excusively on current-gen platforms and PC, Hogwarts Legacy still managed to amass enormous sales numbers, selling over 12 million copies in just two weeks. This also made it the best-selling game in the publisher’s history with sales continuing to roll in.
Hogwarts Legacy is currently available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. PS4 and Xbox One versions will now launch on 5 May 2023 with Nintendo Switch planned for 25 July 2023.
Source: Warner Bros Games