Hogwarts Legacy has just made its grand debut on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming platforms. However, for those Nintendo Switch enthusiasts eagerly awaiting their turn to play, the news is less than ideal: the game’s release on the Nintendo platform has been deferred once more.
Originally, Hogwarts Legacy was slated for a Nintendo Switch release on July 25, following a prior delay. Regrettably, that plan has been scrapped, and Switch users will have to exhibit further patience.
According to an announcement by Warner Bros. Games, the new projected release date for Hogwarts Legacy on the Nintendo Switch is November 14, 2023. This, of course, is assuming no further delays occur between now and then.
Pursuit of Excellence in Gaming Experience
Hogwarts Legacy launches on Nintendo Switch on 11/14/23. We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience.
Available now on PS5 & PS4, Xbox X|S & Xbox One, and PC. pic.twitter.com/nADIeNbMvw
— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLegacy) May 12, 2023
In their Twitter statement, the publisher did not provide explicit reasons for the delay. They did, however, acknowledge the anticipation among Switch players for Hogwarts Legacy and emphasized that “creating the best possible gaming experience remains a top priority.” In essence, this means the developers are still working on enhancing the game’s performance and addressing potential bugs, a process that requires more time.
Given the delay of four months, some fans are speculating that the Switch version of the game might still be facing significant issues. So far, no video or images of the Switch implementation have been released, a situation that echoes the launch on PS4 and Xbox One.
Despite these concerns, the game’s release on PS4 and Xbox One has been generally successful. While there are some technical limitations compared to the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions, player feedback has been largely positive. It is hoped that a similar level of satisfaction can be achieved with the Nintendo Switch version.
Content Updates: Quidditch Spin-Off and Potential DLC
While Switch owners continue to wait for Hogwarts Legacy, there haven’t been any significant updates regarding the game’s content. It remains unclear whether the incredibly successful RPG will receive a DLC or a major expansion. Quidditch, however, seems unlikely to feature.
Instead, the beloved broomstick sport of witches and wizards is set to get a standalone game. A few weeks ago, Warner Bros. Games unexpectedly announced Harry Potter Quidditch Champions, a game currently in development for PC and other yet-to-be-named consoles.