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Hogwarts Legacy 2's release date is much further away than expected

Hogwarts Legacy 2's release date is much further away than expected

Strap in for a wait

Hogwarts Legacy 2's release date is a long, long way away if we look at what we already know about the allegedly in-development sequel.

Hogwarts Legacy has generated well over $1 billion since launching back in February and there's still the Nintendo Switch release to go later this year. We also already know Avalanche Software is working on its next project, although we don’t necessarily know for sure if this is Hogwarts Legacy 2. Recent reports suggest it is, however.

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When is Hogwarts Legacy 2 coming out?

Given we still don't even know with 100 percent certainty whether or not Hogwarts Legacy 2 has started development, it's not easy to try and pin down when the sequel will release. However, looking at what we know about the original game's development, it could launch as late as 2028.

Hogwarts Legacy was officially unveiled in 2020, although the game is believed to have started development around 2018. The Harry Potter RPG eventually launched in 2023, giving us a rough timeline of around five years.

Now, if we assume Hogwarts Legacy 2 takes another five years, that means we won't see it until 2028 at the earliest, if we assume development on the sequel has actually started. A little further away than expected, perhaps, but no doubt it would be worth it.

There's an argument to be made that Hogwarts Legacy 2 might not take as long now that developer Avalanche Software has a base to build on. No doubt it can expand on and reuse much of the original game's ideas and systems rather than throw everything out and start again, similar to God Of War Ragnarök and The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom.

However, whichever way you slice it, open-world RPGs take a long-ass time to make. And if the fans really do want the sequel to be a deeper and more rewarding experience, which they keep saying is what they want, then I'd argue they'll have to be prepared to wait more than five years.

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Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros