Release Dates for Hogwarts Legacy: PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Release Dates for Hogwarts Legacy: PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch ...

J.K. Rowling created the Hogwarts Legacy, which is based on the Wizarding World universe. You may learn more about Rowling's history of transphobic remarks here.

The next Hogwarts Legacy release date is expected to be released in 2021. It will take place on February 10th and 10th if you pre-ordered the Deluxe Edition.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy will be released on April 4th, according to the official FAQ page. Anyone who wants to play the game on the Nintendo Switch will have to wait even longer since that version of the title will be released until July 25th. Moreover, the PS4 and Xbox One editions will not give players a 72-hour advance even if they purchase the Deluxe Edition.

The Nintendo Switch version of the game will not be given an Early Access period, although the PS4 and Xbox One versions will not be given a headstart. On a side note, the PS4 and Xbox One versions will also likely launch at midnight on their respective launch days. However, they have not confirmed the release dates for those versions of the game at this time.

This development is bound to enthuse many gamers. What is preventing previous-gen versions from playing? According to our best guess, Avalanche Software wanted to "deliver the best possible game experience across all platforms."

Avalanche integrated ray tracing into the next-gen experience without sacrificing framerates, so it makes sense the studio may need to invest some time in balancing graphics with stability. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4, for example, are slowly phased out, and Hogwarts Legacy is one of the final holdouts. For all we know, Avalanche is planning a cloud version for that game, which will require even more time to make it run as smoothly as possible.

We can only speculate on the reason why Avalanche Software requires a few extra months to deliver Hogwarts Legacy to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. I'm hoping those last-gen versions will be worth the wait, and if not, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles will be more affordable than ever.