Harry Potter RPG Reportedly Due in Late 2021

Report ‘Big-budget’ Harry Potter game could come in 2021

Report ‘Big-budget’ Harry Potter game could come in 2021

Interactive Entertainment's Avalanche Software package, the Utah-centered studio at the rear of the Disney Infinity collection, is developing the Harry Potter match for multiple platforms, which include PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X, according to Bloomberg.

The game is scheduled to release for next-gen only in late 2021, meaning that the Harry Potter RPG will be coming to PS5. The site Bloomberg reveals today new details: two people who now work in this project confirm that the information is real.

The big-budget title will reportedly allow players to take control of a wizard Hogwarts to explore both the school and surrounding areas (likely Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest).

Information has been thin on the ground since then, though, with lots of rumors but no further developments revealed by publisher Warner Bros.

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Bloomberg reported that Avalanche Software management has not addressed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's recent transphobic statements, which reportedly "made some members of the team uncomfortable".

Additionally, reports have been circulating that Warner Bros. However, one person working on the game told the outlet that Rowling has "very little direct involvement" on it. In addition to developer morale, there are internal concerns over Rowling's commentary possibly affecting the sales of the game. Interactive itself will be sold off, which could potentially have ramifications for the Harry Potter game.

"Based on what I've seen from fans, I do believe that Rowling's comments have had some effect on the level of excitement they have for the Harry Potter RPG or other upcoming content", Grady wrote. "We've seen comments from fans who no longer wish to support Rowling or the brand financially".

This game was reportedly due to be revealed at E3 2020 before the event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

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