17 September 2020 02:31
The long, long rumoured, and even leaked Harry Potter RPG has been revealed during the PlayStation 5 Showcase. Hogwarts Legacy will release in 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC. – ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW – Set in the Late 1800s, it's a long, long time before the books and films of the Harry Potter magical universe. It start off in Hogwarts, but as your magical abilities grow in the arts of spellcasting, potion brewing and the taming of beasts, you'll head out and explore more parts of the wizarding world, as you go on the hunt after an ancient power in an open world. You'll be able to visit new and familiar wizarding world locations including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.
David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games said, "Hogwarts Legacy gives players control over their own experience with RPG gameplay unlike anything else in the Wizarding World, which will continue to build fan appeal in the Portkey Games label. Avalanche has brought to life this rich and deep world, full of action-packed magic, as well as a detailed, mysterious story to engage fans and gamers alike." Oh yeah! As rumoured, it's Avalanche that are on the case of developing it, hopefully injecting some super fun Just Cause-esque antics into the action. Well, either way, John Blackburn, Studio General Manager said, "It's such an honour to work on such an amazing franchise and the team is dedicated to delivering an authentic Wizarding World experience that both Harry Potter and RPG fans will enjoy.
Final Fantasy XVI, the next entry in the hit Final Fantasy series, was revealed at the start of the presentation. The game will be available exclusively on PlayStation consoles. Fans were additionally afforded a first look at in-game footage from the upcoming Marvel sequel Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Viewers took to social media to post their reaction to the clip, praising the astonishing next-generation graphics. "Spider-Man looks GORGEOUS!" wrote one Twitter user. The long-rumoured game set in the Harry Potter universe has finally been confirmed as part of the PS5 showcase. Set long before the events of JK Rowling's book series, Hogwarts Legacy is set to launch in 2021. In a trailer shown off during tonight's stream, Portkey Games revealed that Hogwarts legacy will be set in the late 1800s, and will allow players to explore the grounds of the iconic castle, as well as the world beyond it. The game offers mastery of many different spells and potions, and also showed players learning to use broomsticks, and getting to grips with multiple magical creatures. Those brooms and creatures will likely play a significant part of in-game exploration, as one clip showed two characters flying around what looked to be a sizeable open world. Elsewhere, players will come up against monsters from throughout the book series, including dementors. The game's developer, Portkey Games, seems to be a studio formed especially to make this game, as the word 'Portkey' is a specific piece of Harry Potter vernacular. A Harry Potter RPG has leaked multiple times in the past - most recently in June, when it was said to be titled Hogwarts: A Dark Legacy. Clearly that wasn't the case, but some of the claims in the leak, including playable Quidditch and a fully explorable Hogwarts now seem a little more likely. Read more (Image credit: CD Projekt Red) The biggest new games of 2020 (and beyond) For more, here's the latest info on how to secure your PS5 pre-order or watch the video below for our comparisons of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.