Hogwarts Legacy release date window revealed by Star Wars Eclipse leaker

Further comments made by Sony insider Tom Henderson also back up timeline

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Hogwarts Legacy is set to release in Q3 2022, according to the leaker who confirmed the existence of Star Wars Eclipse ahead of its reveal at The Game Awards 2021. 

Rumours surrounding the upcoming open-world action RPG based on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter have begun to mount in recent days, with Sony insider and freelance journalist Tom Henderson claiming that new footage will be debuted at a PS5 event in February. Now, more comments from Henderson and Star Wars Eclipse leaker AccNGT (via Twitter (opens in new tab)) point to the game potentially launching in Q3 2022.

Hogwarts Legacy was originally announced in September 2020 before Warner Bros. decided to delay the release from 2021 to 2022. Developed by Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity), this wouldn't be the first time a major leak has affected the game with early footage appearing online as early as 2018.  

In a video uploaded to YouTube (opens in new tab), Henderson discussed the likelihood of Hogwarts Legacy showing up at the rumoured PS5 event next month where he details a possible release window. 

"It seems like Warner Bros. is now ready to reveal more on Hogwarts Legacy, which is expected to release [in] Q3 or Q4 2022," said Henderson. "Now apparently the reason for this is because they were pretty happy with the lack of fuss around the Harry Potter reunion that we've seen on New Year's Day," referring to the company's motives to begin mass marketing the release.

Hogwarts Legacy is currently set to launch in 2022 across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. As Warner Bros. already has Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League set for a 2022 release too, it could prove to be a blockbuster year for the company if all hit their release schedules.  

Matthew Forde
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