It’s almost impossible to imagine a Wizarding World without controversy these days. In fact, over the years, the Harry Potter the franchise becomes more and more like Star Wars. If it’s not Johnny Depp’s exit from the fantastic beasts series causing a stir, is one of JK Rowling’s tweets.
And now, the long-awaited Hogwarts Legacy (2023) has somehow gotten caught up in the mix. The upcoming open-world RPG was recently given the new release date of February 10, 2023, but apparently not all of it. Harry Potter The fans are happy with the game.
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It seems that Warner Bros. is anticipating a possible boycott of the game, which is based on the franchise created by JK Rowling. As you know, the author has become an extremely controversial figure in recent years, having upset the trans community with her tweets related to gender politics.
Rowling isn’t really involved with Hogwarts Legacy, however, but you will most likely benefit financially. Either way, some fans have reportedly been boycotting Hogwarts Legacy online, which could be due to a number of controversies surrounding the game.
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While it’s likely that many won’t buy the game because of JK Rowling, Hogwarts Legacy it has also been criticized for having goblins, an oppressed species, as the main villains. Others have described the portrayal of Goblins in the Wizarding World as “anti-Semitic”.
Or maybe this so-called boycott has more to do with the insane $300 price tag on the Hogwarts Legacy Collector’s Edition. Addressing the potential boycott issue after being asked about it in an interview with Axios, Warner Bros. Games head David Haddad had this to say:
“We will stay very focused on the game we build and the great work that Avalanche Studios has done. We love everyone who loves this world and loves these stories and loves these characters.”
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While there are undoubtedly a number of people who won’t be playing the game due to the JK Rowling controversy, there will be many more who can’t wait to get their hands on it and explore the wizarding world in its entirety.
But while the Harry Potter franchise is still a big moneymaker for Warner Bros., things aren’t looking so good for the fantastic beasts movies, with the latest sequel grossing just $405 million worldwide.
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Meanwhile, the real-life version of Quidditch (minus the brooms of course) has changed its name, which was supposedly due to its distancing from JK Rowling, however this is actually due to copyright reasons. Author.
Rowling recently addressed her absence from the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022), explaining that she elected not participate (rumors insisted that it was prohibited) since the documentary focused on the Harry Potter movies and not his books.
All of that being said, Warner Bros. recently confirmed that it fully supports JK Rowling, who remains a huge part of the Wizarding World franchise. Recently, the world-famous author received death threats in the wake of Salman Rushdie’s shocking attack.
look at the officer Hogwarts Legacy trailer below:
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According to the officer Hogwarts Legacy website, here is the synopsis of the game:
Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive open world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. For the first time, experience Hogwarts in the 19th century. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the magical world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
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The Wikipedia synopsis, however, talks more about some of the aspects of the game and the characters you’ll encounter:
Hogwarts Legacy is set in the late 19th century and follows a student who starts Hogwarts in his fifth year. Holding the key to an “ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart”, the player character is able to manipulate a mysterious ancient magic, and must help discover why this forgotten magic has suddenly resurfaced and who simultaneously they are trying to take advantage of it.
The player can interact with previously seen characters within the Wizarding World franchise, including Nearly Headless Nick, The Fat Lady, and Peeves. The player character will also meet new characters such as Professor Eleazar Fig, who acts as a mentor figure to the protagonist. The antagonists that appear in the game include Ranrok, the leader of the Goblin Rebellion, and Victor Rookwood, the leader of a group of Dark Wizards.
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Hogwarts Legacy It will be released on February 10, 2023 on all major gaming platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. However, the release date for the Nintendo Switch version “will be revealed soon,” according to Portkey Games.
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