Hogwarts Legacy’s Nintendo Switch Release Delayed
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy has achieved good results on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but fans will have to wait a little longer to see if the Switch version can offer the same results.
Originally set to release in July, Avalanche Software announced on Twitter today that Hogwarts Legacy is being delayed until November for further optimizmation.
“We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience,” the team wrote on Hogwarts Legacy’s feed.
Hogwarts Legacy launches on Nintendo Switch on 11/14/23. We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience.
Available now on PS5 & PS4, Xbox X|S & Xbox One, and PC. pic.twitter.com/nADIeNbMvw
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) May 12, 2023
Avalanche has a big job ahead of them. While Hogwarts Legacy has managed to achieve stability on older consoles, the Switch is less powerful than even the base PlayStation 4. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is among the Switch ports to be canceled as studio’s have waved the white flag on the platform.
Still, the Switch is home to some seriously impressive ports, including The Witcher 3 and Nier Automata. If Avalanche manages to optimize the Switch version of Hogwarts Legacy, notably one of the most ambitious open world games of the generation, it will be one of the platform’s most impressive technical accomplishments to date.
Hogwarts Legacy released earlier this year to strong reviews, and his since earned more than $1 billion. Its success has been mixed with controversy due to its connection to creator J.K. Rowling, though, who has been outspoken in her anti-transgender views.
Hogwarts Legacy is set to release on Switch on November 14.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.
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