The upcoming Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy RPG will not feature Quidditch, but will still allow you to fly a broomstick.
The fictional fantasy sport has been a staple of the Harry Potter franchise since the first novel, and fans have been eagerly waiting to see if it would appear in Hogwarts Legacy. One new Posting frequently asked questions (opens in new tab) on the game’s website confirms that players will not be able to experience the sport when the game launches next year.
“Quidditch is not playable in Hogwarts Legacy,” reads the FAQ page. “However, broom flying to traversal challenges and broom racing are all part of the game. Players can also fly broomsticks to explore new and familiar locations around Hogwarts Castle.”
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Quidditch has long been a fan-favorite part of the Harry Potter universe, even inspiring a real-life sport that mimics the game of magic. He has appeared heavily in the original novels and film series and has appeared in some of the oldest Harry Potter video games of the last few decades.
But his omission of the Hogwarts Legacy isn’t too surprising. Recreating an entire fictional sport within an already large RPG is a difficult task. Between designing all the additional game mechanics, creating unique animations, producing new dialogue, passing it all through quality assurance testers, and then finding a way to integrate it into the main game without feeling like an afterthought, adding Quidditch would be no problem. a quick job.
Not that you’re totally without a broom in the final game. Released as an open-world RPG, Hogwarts Legacy will have you exploring the titular wizarding school, the nearby village of Hogsmeade, and the Forbidden Forest. Fragments of gameplay (opens in new tab) have already shown that you can walk around these places on the back of a flying hippogriff or a magic broom.
It is possible, though not confirmed, that larger expansions for the game will be released after launch. Developer Avalanche has also created several DLC cosmetic packs as pre-order bonuses. Given Quidditch’s popularity among Harry Potter fans and its strong association with the brand, we wouldn’t be surprised if the fictional sport were added in some form via post-launch DLC.
Hogwarts Legacy launches on February 10th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. But if Quidditch isn’t showing up, don’t expect wizard chess to show up either.