Hogwarts Legacy Switch Edition Delayed by Four Months
In February, Hogwarts Legacy was released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platforms, and it was a monumental time for gamers everywhere. It smashed records, pulled in immense numbers, and saw millions of sales. In July, the Hogwarts Legacy Switch edition was poised to be released on Nintendo’s flagship console, but developer Avalanche Software has since revealed that the game will be considerably delayed, and it’ll now be launching on November 14th.
It may be a case of Warner Bros. Games, the publisher, not wanting to compete with Tears of the Kingdom, which launched yesterday to an overwhelmingly positive reception. It’ll be the game at the front of everyone’s minds for the coming months, meaning the Hogwarts Legacy Switch release may go by unnoticed if it drops too soon.
The Circle Will Be Complete
Hogwarts Legacy’s release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was also delayed by one month, but in recent days, that emerged victorious as millions more gamers around the world picked up their last-generation copy.
When the Hogwarts Legacy Switch edition does release, the circle will be complete, and hopefully, Avalanche Studios will start to work on some expansions or DLC for the game, which would be sorely appreciated. There’s a lot of ground left untouched in the base game that simply writes itself, it’s just a matter of whether or not Avalanche is willing to put it together.
On Twitter, the Hogwarts Legacy profile posted a short message backing up the delay, but it was almost the exact sentiment relayed when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions of the game were delayed:
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.
It’s not a bad thing, though. There’s no way to know how Hogwarts Legacy will perform on Nintendo Switch, but it doesn’t seem to have any issues on the old-gen hardware found in the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. As one user posted on Twitter, ‘It will take some actual magic to have this work on Switch, so take all the time you need’.
Avalanche doesn’t want to mar what has been a successful lifecycle of Hogwarts Legacy by releasing a poor-performing port, after all.