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Hogwarts Legacy Release Date Confirmed

Hogwarts Legacy just announced its official release date, and it looks like it’ll be a bit later than originally expected.

This new magical adventure will take players through the Wizarding World of Hogwarts in a way that fans have been dreaming about for ages.

But it seems that players will need to wait a little longer than intended to get their hands on Hogwarts Legacy.

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When Is the Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy Release Date?

Hogwarts Legacy will officially release on February 10, 2023, for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Steam and Epic Games Store. Pre-orders of the game are now available.

It will release on PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, 2023, and on Nintendo Switch on July 25, 2023.

With multiple release dates, it’s easy to get confused, so here’s a neat list of when it is coming to each platform:

  • February 10, 2023 on PS5, Xbox X|S, and PC
    • Early Access – February 7, 2023
  • April 4, 2023 on PS4 and Xbox One
    • No Early Access
  • July 25, 2023 on Nintendo Switch.
    • No Early Access
Hogwarts Legacy will launch on February 10, 2023

They announced this via their official Twitter and alongside a statement from Chandler Wood, the Community Manager at Avalanche Software.

Make sure you pre-order Hogwarts Legacy to obtain all of its pre-order bonuses!

Will Hogwarts Legacy Have Early Access?

Only the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC versions of Hogwarts Legacy have Early Access that begins on February 7, 2023.

The PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions of Hogwarts Legacy do not have any form of Early Access.

To get Early Access, you need to pre-order one of the following editions of Hogwarts Legacy:

  • Deluxe Edition
  • Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Collector’s Edition

All of these editions include a 72-hour Early Access period for Hogwarts Legacy.

Does Hogwarts Legacy Have an Official Release Date Yet?

Yes, Hogwarts Legacy has an official release date after nearly two years since it was first announced.

Avalanche Software had initially intended to release Hogwarts Legacy in 2021. But because of development, they’ve had to push back the title a few times.

Avalanche Software and Portkey Games’ goal is to create the best possible experience in the Wizarding World for players to enjoy.

But now, they’re finally ready for players to enter the world of Hogwarts Legacy. But it won’t be in Holiday 2022, as they had previously announced.

Why Was Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to 2023?

In their statement, Avalanche Software announced that they’d pushed their release date to 2023 to focus more on developing Hogwarts Legacy.

Doing this will allow them to flesh out every detail in the open world of Hogwarts Legacy. This will ensure that players have the best experience when first entering the Wizarding World they are building.

This is the second time Avalanche Software has delayed Hogwarts Legacy for the same reason, but this is the first time they’ve followed up with an official release date.

It was believed that Hogwarts Legacy would launch on all platforms simaultaneously, but in December of 2022, it was relieved that there would be three different release dates.

The PS5 and Xbox Series S|X versions of the game kept the same launch date, while the PS4 and Xbox One versions were pushed back.

The Nintendo Switch release date was also announced, but even further away than the other two.

Despite these delays, Avalanche Studios has constantly shown gamers what to expect when the game launches. Here are a few notable bits from all their showcases:

Players also have a second gameplay showcase that’ll reveal even more about the world of Hogwarts Legacy!

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