May Hogwarts Legacy 2 truly be already beneath improvement?

Hogwarts Legacy was the biggest-selling sport on this planet in 2023. So let’s get one factor straight, IT shall be getting a sequel. Shareholders don’t sit on that form of success story with out making an attempt to eke out as a lot money from the cow as presumably.

The upside for players? Hogwarts Legacy was an awesome sport. Was IT the very best sport ever? No. Was IT the very best Harry Potter sport ever and a whole lot of enjoyable to play? Completely.

Despite the fact that Harry Potter is saddled lately with the controversy round JK Rowling and her views on transgender, the broader gaming public lapped up Harry Potter within the thousands and thousands.

So yeah, we’re getting a sequel IT is only a case of when. We already know that there’s zero DLC coming for Hogwarts, the very best PC gamers are getting is the beforehand PlayStation-exclusive content material Haunted Hogsmeade being added to the bottom sport, so have the devs at Avalanche merely been squashing bugs and dealing on issues such because the Swap model within the meantime? Presumably not.

A brand new job advert noticed by the parents at Tech4Gamers is searching for a Senior Character Artist with expertise in not solely Unreal Engine 4 however 5 as properly, resulting in ideas that any sequel might be set to be produced within the awesome-looking UE5. Luckily, with the state the business is in, IT must be fairly simple to recruit one. Or a 100.

The one point out of a sport is Hogwarts Legacy however this nonetheless proves nothing, devs lately can usually work on a number of tasks, particularly artists, however all of the geese appear to be getting in a row and suggesting that Warner Brothers Discovery and Avalanche could also be making preliminary strikes in the direction of a follow-up.

In fact, figuring out how lengthy Hogwarts Legacy took to achieve the cabinets we’re doubtless taking a look at a timeline of years for a blockbuster follow-up – and we’re nonetheless ready on the Quidditch spin-off sport we have been promised when IT was absent from Hogwarts, however our Spidey senses are tingling on this one, however simply don’t maintain your breath.

Paul McNally

Gaming Editor

Paul McNally has been round consoles and computer systems since his dad and mom purchased him a Mattel Intellivision in 1980. He has been a outstanding video games journalist for the reason that Nineteen Nineties, spending over a decade as editor of well-liked print-based video video games and laptop magazines, together with a market-leading PlayStation title printed by IDG Media.

Having hung out as Head of Communications at knowledgeable sports activities membership and dealing for high-profile charities such because the Nationwide Literacy Belief, he returned as Managing Editor in command of massive US-based Technology web sites in 2020.

Paul has written high-end gaming content material for GamePro, Official Australian PlayStation Journal, PlayStation Professional, Amiga Motion, Mega Motion, ST Motion, GQ, Loaded, and the The Mirror. He has additionally hosted panels at retro-gaming conventions and might frequently be discovered guesting on gaming podcasts and Twitch exhibits. He’s obsessive about 3D printing and has labored with a number of main manufacturers prior to now to create content material

Believing that the reader deserves truly to get pleasure from what they’re studying is an enormous a part of Paul’s ethos when IT involves gaming journalism, elevating the websites he works on above the norm. Attain out on X.

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