The long-rumored open-world Harry Potter video game has officially been revealed. Announced earlier today during Sony’s PS5 livestream, Hogwarts Legacy is a roleplaying video game set within the Harry Potter universe in the 1800s.
While being restricted to single-player gameplay, players will get the chance to explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, its surrounding areas, plus new locations while interacting with various characters and solving mysteries.
Here’s the official game description and reveal trailer:
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be.
Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.
Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
Hogwarts Legacy may have been revealed during the PS5 stream but it won’t be restricted to that console. The game has been confirmed to be also launching on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S consoles when it comes out sometime in 2021. No specific release date has been confirmed yet.