Hogwarts Legacy Delayed to April on PS4 While PS5 Version Goes Gold

Update (14/12/22): Following the below announcement regarding the PS4 version of Hogwarts Legacy, developer Avalanche has provided an update on the PS5 release. The current-gen version of the game, which is on track to launch in February, has officially gone gold, meaning the game is essentially finished. We imagine the time between now and release day will be spent squashing bugs for a day one patch.


Yes, Hogwarts Legacy has been hit with another delay — the difference this time is that it only affects the last-gen versions of the game. The PS5 release is still planned to arrive on 10th February 2023, but the PS4 edition has now been pushed back to 4th April.

The news was confirmed recently on social media:

This staggered release schedule seems to be in place in order to “deliver the best possible game experience across all platforms”. In other words, the PS4 version is probably super rough right now, and wouldn’t have been ready in time for February. If that build of the game needs a little more time in the oven, it makes sense to push it back, and those on PS5 aren’t affected by the delay.

Tomorrow — 14th December — the developer is planning a new gameplay presentation, giving us our latest look at the anticipated game. Hogwarts Legacy puts you in the shoes of a fifth-year student, attending the hallowed school in the 1800s long before the events of Harry Potter. With the entire castle and surrounding grounds open to explore, it sounds like a dream game for many — hopefully it can stick the landing in February. And then again in April.

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