Hogwarts Legacy is set to release Holiday 2022 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Hogwarts Legacy is a single-player RPG where players get to experience life as a student at the esteemed wizarding school. The game is set in the 1800s, prior to the original book series and has an original story created by the development team at Avalanche Studios.
There have been many Harry Potter games made, from the old 3D platformers based on the early movies and the Lego games covering the entire series, but this is the first time an original story is being told in a full RPG. Hogwarts Legacy has also been surrounded by controversy since its announcement due to Harry Potter creator JK Rowling’s anti-transgender stance.
JK Rowling controversy
While not directly involved with Hogwarts Legacy, JK Rowling and her anti-transgender stance have plagued the game and everything related to Harry Potter. The developers took the unusual step of making it clear that Rowling had no direct involvement in Hogwarts Legacy. In its FAQ, WB stated, “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game, however, her extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World.” For the complete story read GameSpot’s JK Rowling’s Anti-Transgender Stance And Hogwarts Legacy. Here is a short excerpt from Jessie Earl’s article.