A sequel to Hogwarts Legacy, the open-world RPG based on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is reportedly in the works. Developer Avalanche Software and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the game early this year to plenty of positive reviews and commercial success, selling a whopping 12 million copies in just two weeks and passing $1 billion in sales. It makes sense that a sequel would be greenlit.
The rumour originates from Twitter account MyTimeToShineHello, who has amassed thousands of followers due to correctly leaking movie and TV information in the past. According to the leaker, a sequel to Hogwarts Legacy is in the works but no other details were provided. It’s also unclear how the leaker managed to obtain this information, though we presume their sources have close ties to Warner Bros. It’s possible that it might still be in pre-production or the very early stages of development, if the rumour is true.
While Hogwarts Legacy is currently available on last-gen and current-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles (as well as PC), Avalanche Software is still working on the Nintendo Switch port which is scheduled to launch sometime in November.
Hogwarts Legacy also remains one of the most financially successful video game releases of the year, managing to hold the top spot of Steam’s highest concurrent player peak for 2023 which was almost surpassed by another RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3. As of writing, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the only 2023 release that managed to pass Hogwarts Legacy‘s stellar launch sales.
The game originally launched in February 2023 and was set a century before the events of the Harry Potter timeline. Players could create their own fifth year transfer student just enrolling in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, choose a house, take classes and uncover a main plot involving dark wizards and a goblin uprising. The Hogwarts castle and its surrounding areas including Hogsmead and the countryside were all available for players to explore.
Hogwarts Legacy is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. A Nintendo Switch version will launch in November.