During the PlayStation Showcase, Warner Bros. announced a new single player RPG set in the Harry Potter universe. Hogwarts Legacy will release in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Hogwarts Legacy is set way before the events of the books and film, in the wizarding world of the 1800s. Players will create their own students to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They’ll master spells, unlock new abilities, tame beasts, brew potions, and recruit companions to battle fantastical enemies.

The open world RPG will include new and familiar locations to explore, including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village. Missions and quests will provide choices, allowing players to shape their student’s future.

Hogwarts Legacy is being developed by Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity) and published by Portkey Games (Warner Bros. Games).

“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,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games. “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.”

Hogwarts Legacy will launch next year on current and next-gen consoles and PC. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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