The Nintendo Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed to November. The game, which was originally scheduled to launch in late 2022 has suffered multiple delays to date. It was delayed from April to May and then Warner Bros. Games pushed it into July. Sadly, you’ll now have to wait substantially longer for the Switch version which is set to launch on 14 November
Ironically, the 14 November release date matches up with Hogwarts Legacy’s original release window for all previous platforms. When the game was fully unveiled in 2021, WB Games slated it for a November launch. However, it was then delayed to February when it was released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The PS4 and Xbox One versions were released just a few days ago on 5 May.
READ MORE – Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom Surpasses Hogwarts Legacy Launch Sales
In a statement, WB Games says that making the Switch version the best possible experience for players needs more time. As a result, the game has been delayed a further four months on the Nintendo Switch.
So far, development for Hogwarts Legacy on the Switch doesn’t seem to be going as smoothly as expected. The console’s lack of power is likely causing some hiccups for the team as they try to port the game over. Hogwarts Legacy is quite a visually-demanding game with a vast open-world to explore and highly-detailed areas scattered around the game.
Hogwarts Legacy launches on Nintendo Switch on 11/14/23. We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience.
Available now on PS5 & PS4, Xbox X|S & Xbox One, and PC. pic.twitter.com/nADIeNbMvw
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) May 12, 2023
The Nintendo Switch has been in the spotlight in recent months following poor performance in certain games. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were review-bombed for unstable frame rates shoddy visuals. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom is also being review bombed on Metacritic following fan backlash in regards to the game’s unstable frame rate.
Considering the Nintendo Switch is now six years old, the dated hardware is definitely to blame for the Hogwarts Legacy delay.