Hogwarts Legacy on PS4 and Xbox One delayed by one month until May

The last gen versions of Hogwarts Legacy have been delayed yet again, but the Nintendo Switch edition still seems to be on for July.

It may be the biggest game of the year so far, and the most controversial, but Hogwarts Legacy has achieved its success purely on the Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Versions for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were delayed last year but were supposed to be out in early April, although now they won’t arrive until May 5.

The announcement was made via a brief message on Twitter, with no explanation for the delay, just a mention that, ‘The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms and we need more time to do this.’

‘We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the response to Hogwarts Legacy from fans around the globe,’ is the only other comment from the message.

No mention was made of the Nintendo Switch version, which has already been pushed back until July 25 – but the implication is that its date has not changed.

Given that’s exactly what happened to Gotham Knights, there had been concern that the last gen versions of Hogwarts Legacy would be cancelled; especially as the game’s scale and graphics seem very difficult to replicate on the older consoles and near impossible on the Switch.

So far, there’s been no word of any cut content, but then very little has ever been show of the last gen versions, so it’s still not clear how they’re going to work.

It’s obvious why publisher Warner Bros. wants the game on as many formats as possible, especially the family friendly Switch, as it managed to sell 12 million copies in just two weeks.

Hogwarts Legacy’s first week sales were 80% higher than last year’s Elden Ring and publishing bosses have boasted that players logged 152 million hours on the game in the same time period.

There’s already been the first hints at a sequel – even if that will take a very long time – but surprisingly there’s so far been no word on any DLC.

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