It has been impossible to ignore the Wizarding World RPG’s excitement. Before the game entered early access, it had more than 300,000 users alone on Steam, and that number hasn’t decreased since. The “definitive Harry Potter experience” has been praised by players, and many are already pleading with the developers to add a New Game Plus feature so they can continue their Hogwarts journey. And after a spectacular debut, Warner Bros. A Hogwarts Legacy sequel has very certainly been announced by Games.
Off to a Great Start
Warner Bros. spoke with Variety. David Haddad, president of the games, provided player statistics as well as information on the game’s current level of popularity. Haddad exclaimed, “The player engagement is spectacular.” Players have spent 267 million hours playing the game as of February 21. During that time, they had cultivated 393 million magical plants, created 242 million potions, and vanquished 1.25 billion Dark Wizards. The fact that Warner Bros. views Hogwarts Legacy as a long-term franchise, however, clearly suggests that there may be more than one sequel in the future.
A Bit of a Controversy
There is no doubt that many people will be thrilled about this, but any sequels would almost surely spark debate. Hogwarts Legacy has been shunned by many due of its connection to J.K. Rowling, who has come under fire for her offensive remarks against the trans community. She hasn’t been involved in its creation, but since she founded the Wizarding World franchise, she will still make money from its sales.
A sequel to Hogwarts Legacy won’t be released anytime soon, but it is already evident that the game’s publisher, Warner Bros., plans to build one. Hogwarts Legacy had a difficult development and took more than five years to complete. In addition, the game’s last generation and Nintendo Switch versions won’t be released until later in the year, so there won’t be much room for innovation until that is resolved. Nonetheless, Warner Bros. “We are very pleased with the initial launch,” said David Haddad, president of Games, “and we see a bright future for our other platform launches.”