Hogwarts Legacy may be delayed for the second time, this time until 2023. The news must be received with caution though. It comes from a journalist with inside information, not from the publisher (Warner Bros. Games) or the production company (Avalanche Software).
Colin Moriarty, host of the Sacred Symbols podcast, founder of Last Stand, and video game journalist made a statement on the above-mentioned show, which was picked up by VGC.
“I’m hearing behind the scenes that game is not coming out this year, and that it’s in some sort of trouble.”
– Colin Moriarty, Last Stand Founder
The creators earlier stated that they aim to give all Wizarding World fans and gamers the finest possible experience. We heard soon after that there were problems within the Avalanche production team working with this intellectual property as a result of transphobic remarks made by JK Rowling, the book’s author.
Elements such as the possibility to generate a trans character as an avatar would have been explored by the developers. Troy Leavitt, the adventure’s lead designer, departed the studio after his personal YouTube page, where he posted anti-feminist and pro-GamerGate comments, was discovered.
The game was last mentioned by Warner Bros. in November of last year. In 2022, Warner Bros. will launch two major Wizarding World-related films, according to Rachel Wakely, general manager. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the first of these, and it will premiere on April 15, 2022. The game in question would be released later.
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