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    Less than two weeks into the new year, the first major game release of 2021 has already been delayed. Hogwarts Legacy, the open-world single-player RPG based off of the Harry Potter universe, was announced at the Playstation 5 event in September 2020 for a 2021 release. On the official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter page today, WB Games announced that it would be delayed until 2022 to "give the game the time it needs."

     
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  3. relauby

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    I'm just hoping that this torn page image doesn't become the next Cyberpunk 2077 yellow background image.
     
  4. guisadop

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    Oh no, I think this was the only game I was looking forward to in 2021 :(
     
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    The biggest sin of this game is still the fact that you apparently start it as a transfer student in your fourth year.

    Just let me go from year 1 to year 7, damn it!
     
  6. shaunj66

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    I see this as a trend going forward. 2021 is going to be a dry year for games.
     
  7. RyRyIV

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    "A delayed game is eventually good blah blah blah" look I get it, delays are inevitable, and oftentimes necessary. But that doesn't stop me from being disappointed about it, especially when this was my second most anticipated game of the year.

    On the plus side, at least now Rowling has time to reveal more fun lore facts that can be implemented, such as grown wizards canonically shitting themselves.
     
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    And more transphobia
     
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    Woah 2022 will be a big year. A Harry Potter RPG, a New Sonic Move, a New Sonic Netflix Series ^_^
     
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    It's unfortunate, but it's much better that they do this very early than to try to rush a 2021 release and have to delay at the last second. It helps that they didn't even announce a release window aside from somewhere this year.
     
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    Seems they don't want to become the next Cyberpunk 2077.
     
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    They are trying hard to follow in their footsteps, tho. Let the yellow messages flood in, good people.
     
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    Nice
     
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    For the love of god, when do they realize that a damn buffer is needed, thats a crucial step when you plan a project.
     
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    I do hope that people stop whining and complaining about delays now that they see what happens to a hyped game thats released unfinished and broken
     
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    Nobody should buy this, as J.K. is a transphobic piece of shit and will get royalties from it.
     
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    Better have it delayed than have workers crunched to deliver a trash game (I'm looking at you, CDPR).
     
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    The animation and gameplay in the trailer looked terrible/wonky. I highly doubt this thing will come out as a solid title.
     
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    so we are in January and they already delayed it to 2022? damn
     
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    I do feel the need at this point to plump for genuinely one of my favourite games
    http://www.academagia.com/
    "life simulator" wherein you have the first year of magic school. More Earthsea than harry potter (though fan mods can do things).


    Care to expand on that one? She always seemed fairly all about everybody having a good time.
    A casual search says most claims of that are debatable as well.
     
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    I was there on Twitter as it unfolded. She was dragged, and it was hilarious.

    But yeah, she's a total TERF.
     
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