The showcase of Play Station 5 was exciting, but the part that was even more thrilling was the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy. Portkey Games and Avalanche Studios are the developers of Hogwarts Legacy.
The game’s setting is in the late 1800s, and the story will move according to what the players decide. Here are all the recent updates about the Hogwarts Legacy.
Details about this new game
The makers confirm that there will be no relation between Harry Potter and Hogwarts Legacy. And also confirm that this new game will have a story of its own. The game will have an open world with role-playing, and players can create their characters. These characters will go on a magical journey by wandering in the wizarding world.
In the announcements, during Play Station 5 showcase, the developers also revealed a wallpaper to the fans. Hogwarts is at the center stage of the wallpaper, but just towards the right, one can see the infamous whomping willow. This tree is one of the most mysterious parts of Hogwarts.
What is the story behind the whomping willow?
This tree was first sowed in 1971. It has a secret passage from Hogwarts to a house outside of Hogsmeade. This house is known as the shrieking shack where once a month, Remus Lupin transforms himself into a Werewolf. The tree was violent towards anybody other than Remus Lupin.
It is believed that Dumbledore planted the whomping willow to help Remus transform quickly. This is also because the shrieking shack is a deserted house and would be perfect for Remus to transform himself. Following this, Sirius Black tells Severus Snape to stay away from the whomping willow, which further increases Snape’s curiosity.
Severus faces death when he tries to follow Remus during a transformation night. James Potter saved his life, making Sirius Black and Severus Snape mortal enemies.
Is it possible that Hogwarts’ Legacy will have a different story from Harry Potter?
The wallpaper and the whomping willow tree suggest that there can be a possibility to relate things to the Harry Potter series. But there is also the chance that this tree could be any other near the Hogwarts Castle. It is just that the tree in the wallpaper has a striking similarity to the whomping willow.
The developers have an excellent opportunity to narrate a different version of Hogwarts and the wizarding world if they keep it separate from the Harry Potter series. If they are somehow related, then the problem of Pre-existing stories and its constraints of everything that is told in Harry Potter will be there. Only time is going to tell what the creators of this game have in mind.
When is the Hogwarts Legacy going to release?
There is no official announcement on a definite release date for the game. This is also because the Hogwarts legacy is in its early stages of development, and there is still a lot of work to do.
The Harry Potter franchise has a massive fan base, and that too on a global level. The makers do not want to do anything that is going to disappoint fans worldwide. They are trying their best to connect the door as well as keep Hogwarts Legacy unique in itself.