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Hogwarts Legacy dev explains how last-gen consoles held the game back

Hogwarts Legacy dev explains how last-gen consoles held the game back

One Hogwarts Legacy dev has implied that the game's staggered release may have impacted plans for DLC.

Hogwarts Legacy hasn’t even been out for two weeks yet (officially, at least), but many are already anchoring after a DLC expansion.

Despite the calls for a boycott, due to harmful comments about the trans community made by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, the Wizarding World RPG is already the most successful Harry Potter game ever. In fact, as of Tuesday (21 February), players worldwide had put over 267 million hours into the game, which is absolutely wild. Furthermore, 393 million plants had been grown, 242 million potions had been brewed, and a colossal 1.25 billion dark wizards had been vanquished.

Unsurprisingly, Hogwarts Legacy mods have also begun. Take a look at this hilarious one that adds PS1 Hagrid to the game.

With all the time that’s been spent on the game, many players are unsurprisingly coming to the end of their adventures in the Wizarding World already. This has prompted some to beg for a New Game Plus mode to be added, while others are praying that it could eventually get a DLC expansion.

Earlier this week, director Alan Tew delivered the news that “there are no current plans for DLC”. Expanding on this, Hogwarts Legacy story tech Eric Brown has revealed that the staggered release of the title across different platforms may have impacted potential DLC plans.

“A better way to frame Alan's response to the DLC question, is to remember that we've only launched on half of our SKUs so far,” he tweeted. “There are people out there who still don't have a game in their hands yet, and we don't want to short-change those folks.”

Perhaps something will be announced after the game finally hits previous-gen consoles, then? Warner Bros. Games clearly isn’t giving up on Hogwarts Legacy any time soon - it’s been confirmed that the company sees it as a long-term franchise, which suggests there could be multiple sequels to come.

Hogwarts Legacy will release for PS4 and Xbox One on 4 April, and Nintendo Switch on 25 July.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Games, Portkey Games

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros