Hogwarts Legacy will apparently be getting a sequel in the future. Despite being at the center of multiple controversies, the game has met with meteoric success.
In the days leading up to its worldwide release, it was showered with praise from critics who admired the game’s wish fulfillment and success in creating a rich RPG set in the Harry Potter universe.
Within hours of its release, it broke Twitch viewership records for a single player game and has been prominent on social media ever since its release. Naturally, with such immense success, it seems likely that the team behind it will move to try and keep up that momentum with sequels or DLC.
While it has been confirmed that there are no plans for Hogwarts Legacy DLC, it looks like we may be counting on some sequels or other entries in the franchise. In an interview with Variety about the success the game has had, it was noted that Warner Brothers views Hogwarts Legacy as a “long term franchise”.
Warner Bros. Games President David Haddad also revealed to Variety on February 16 some interesting statistics about the game that show how much time and energy has been invested in the game since its release. At that point, players had played more than 152 million hours, but that number increased to 267 million hours as of February 21. Given that it took at least five years for Hogwarts Legacy to be made, we’ll probably be waiting a while for a sequel.
However, the Avalanche Software team has created a solid foundation for the sequel. A giant map has been made and it seems likely to be expanded rather than scrapped for a whole new environment, spells and combat have been done and received well and so on. Players have asked for things like Quidditch to be added in a sequel, so it would probably be more about expanding on what people loved about Hogwarts Legacy rather than starting from scratch.
Hogwarts Legacy is now available for all major consoles and PC. You can read our review at this link.