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Hogwarts Legacy PS4/Xbox One versions are already being roasted

Hogwarts Legacy PS4/Xbox One versions are already being roasted

Fans aren't expecting great things from the previous-gen versions of Hogwarts Legacy.

While Hogwarts Legacy has been a hit on new-gen consoles and PC, fans are beginning to get slightly concerned about what the game is going to look like on PS4 and Xbox One.

While many are boycotting the Wizarding World RPG due to its association with J.K. Rowling, for those planning to play it who don’t own a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, Hogwarts Legacy’s eventual arrival on previous-gen consoles and Switch is sure to be exciting. I say ‘eventual’ because the goal post keeps being moved - while the game was originally supposed to release on all platforms on the same day, it was previously announced that it’d be landing on PS4 and Xbox One a couple of months after its release on new-gen consoles. Yesterday, that date got moved yet again - it’s now supposed to come out on 5 May (the Switch release date of 25 July seems to remain unchanged).

Take a look around Hogsmeade in Hogwarts Legacy below.

Announcing the delay, the official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account wrote: “The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms and we need more time to do this.” While this doesn’t necessarily mean that the devs have run into problems perfecting the previous-gen versions, fans are starting to wonder just how well the game is going to run on older hardware. The current guess is: poorly.

“Me beta testing Hogwarts Legacy for previous-gen consoles,” Reddit user lzandman posted, along with an edited video showing the game heavily pixellated and running at about 1FPS. “In case you missed the flair: it's a joke. Though I do wonder how the game will perform on previous-gen consoles. Those versions getting delayed again doesn't bode well.”

Others aren’t too optimistic about the game’s performance, either: “I mean the graphics seem like something last gen can handle [to be honest]. My guess is load times will be really bad though,” Cwolf17 replied. “Graphics will be fine, there are plenty of better looking last-gen games. The problem will be performance. I can't see how they could get this game to run at even a steady 30FPS when it's not perfect on even a PS5,” added J-Whalley.

We’re yet to see any footage of the PS4, Xbox One or Switch versions of Hogwarts Legacy, so we’ll just have to watch this space and see how they turn out.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Games

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, PlayStation 4, Xbox One