It has been a month since Hogwarts Legacy was released on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 platforms. Since then, it has dominated charts, racking up millions of sales, and broke records across the board. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. has now confirmed that an untimely Hogwarts Legacy delay must be put in place for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
Now, the ‘old-gen’ versions of Hogwarts Legacy will launch on May 5th, with the Nintendo Switch version still dropping later in the year, on July 25th. This move comes with an explanation, with Warner Bros. highlighting on Twitter that it intends ‘to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms’.
Just a Little Longer
Hogwarts Legacy has proven itself to be a remarkable game in a relatively short period of time. Within days of release, it shattered Twitch charts, climbing high and securing a peak concurrent viewership of more than 1.3 million users. Since then, it hasn’t dwindled all that much, and it’s still proving itself to be a very popular game among both veterans and newcomers to the Wizarding World.
Sadly, budding fans that were eager to sink their teeth into the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles will need to wait a little longer – but for good reason.
This unfortunate Hogwarts Legacy delay is needed for the teams developing the ‘old-gen’ version to polish what they’re creating. It’s an extra month for players to wait, and any fan of the game will tell them that it’s worth the delay, however aggravating it may be.
At the moment, there’s nothing more in the pipeline for Hogwarts Legacy, though. It was recently confirmed by the developer that there are no plans for expansions at present, despite the game’s universe being ripe for accommodating a half-dozen DLCs.
As Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players will discover in a couple of months, there’s plenty more than enough to keep a gamer occupied in Hogwarts Legacy until talk of expansions does surface.