Hogwarts Legacy, the extremely anticipated open-world RPG set in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, has been delayed from 2021 into an unspecified date in 2022. The announcement got here through the sport’s official Twitter account, with the textual content on a picture that has now develop into ubiquitous in online game delay bulletins.

“Creating the best possible experience for all of the Wizarding World and gaming fans is paramount to us so we are giving the game the time that it needs,” the submit reads. “Hogwarts Legacy will be released in 2022.”

Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world RPG set in and across the Hogwarts faculty grounds. The recreation takes place in the 1800s, properly earlier than the likes of Harry Potter and different widespread Wizarding World characters. Coming from Avalanche Studios—the one behind Disney Infinity, not the Just Cause developer of the identical identify—and Portkey Games, Hogwarts Legacy is a continued train in increasing the Wizarding World past “the boy who lived,” Harry Potter.

It was officially revealed in September final 12 months, although it had been leaked and rumored for years earlier than that. Hogwarts Legacy has obtained some pushback from individuals primarily based on the vocal anti-trans views of Wizarding World creator J.Okay. Rowling. This pushback led to WB Games releasing a statement minimizing Rowling’s involvement with the sport. The writer’s president then additionally made additional comments during that time saying that Rowling “has a right to her opinions.” It’s nonetheless unclear simply how a lot say Rowling has over Hogwarts Legacy, and whether or not or not she’ll obtain royalties from gross sales of the sport.

Originally set to launch at an unspecified date in 2021, the shift to 2022 offers the builders a number of room to work on the sport. Without a launch window, it might be late 2022 earlier than gamers get to journey to Hogwarts for themselves. Hogwarts Legacy is in improvement for each present and last-gen consoles, nevertheless it’s unclear if the delay will influence the cross-gen launch.