Leaks earlier this yr advised that Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software are engaged on a significant Harry Potter recreation, which was meant to be revealed at E3. A brand new report primarily based on inside sources confirms the sport is presently in improvement, and that it’s an open-world RPG set in a large recreation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and that Warner Bros. plans to formally reveal it later this yr.
Reporting for Bloomberg News, Jason Schreier writes that two folks engaged on the challenge have confirmed that the Harry Potter recreation is certainly in improvement now, and that it’s presently scheduled for launch in late 2021. The Bloomberg report mentions PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, however doesn’t point out whether or not there are plans to launch the sport on PC (though we might cautiously assume a PC launch can be deliberate as nicely).
Since the mid-2000s, Avalanche has labored totally on licensed, family-friendly video games such because the Disney Infinity and Cars sequence. According to Bloomberg, the Harry Potter recreation will permit gamers to discover a “vast, open-word re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas” whereas roleplaying as a witch or wizard.
This all matches in fairly neatly with leaked footage that surfaced in 2018 that purportedly confirmed a Harry Potter RPG in improvement at Warner Bros. At the time, a supply would solely say that it was not being made by Rocksteady, which left Avalanche because the seemingly lead studio. The working title of the sport then was Harry Potter: Magic Awakened.
There’s little else to go on, nonetheless – we nonetheless don’t formally know the title of the sport, its in-universe time interval, or whether or not you’ll be taking part in as new or established characters from the Harry Potter fiction.
We’ll be taught extra later this yr although, and our checklist of the perfect open world video games on PC will help you go the time between every now and then a bit extra pleasantly. Or you may discover Hogwarts proper now with this wonderful Minecraft Harry Potter RPG map.