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Bad news: ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ delays its launch on the Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking forward to the release of Hogwarts Legacy in the nintendoswitchWe regret to tell you that you will have to be patient. Portkey Games has decided delay the release on said platformnow promising that the title based on the world of Harry Potter will arrive closer to the end of the year.

Hogwarts Legacy It was scheduled to debut on the Nintendo Switch on July 25. However, its developers reported that it will finally do so on November 14almost four months later. The novelty was made official through a brief tweet published on the game’s official account.

“We know the fans are eager to play (Hogwarts Legacy) on the Switch, so creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience,” the study said in the post on Twitter. It is clear that the title is not yet in the state that its creators consider optimal for the experience on the Nintendo console. However, no details have been provided about which are the drawbacks that still remain to be resolved.

let’s not forget that Hogwarts Legacy It has suffered multiple delays in the course of its development. The game was due to see the light in 2021, but Avalanche Software’s work was affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, it did not arrive in 2022 either. After a long wait, made its premiere last February. Although in principle it was only available on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S.

It is important to remember that the title would reach PS4 and Xbox One in April, although it was delayed until May 5. According to the developers, the versions for previous generation consoles came with fixes for more than 500 bugs found in the original release.

Hogwarts Legacy for Nintendo Switch it takes time to wait

Hogwarts Legacy It has been an instant success with the public and specialized critics, despite an attempted boycott against JK Rowling. In fact, Warner Bros. Discovery recently reported that the game sold more than 15 million copies —not counting the versions for PS4 and Xbox One— and which has already exceeded 1,000 million dollars in collection.

The Nintendo Switch is the only major platform on which Hogwarts Legacy It hasn’t debuted yet, and there are high expectations for this version. Jean-Briac Perrette, president and CEO of global streaming and games at Warner, recently acknowledged that they hope that the version for the portable console give it a big boost to global sales of the game. The latter, not only because of Nintendo’s sense of belonging in Japan, but also because of Nintendo’s large fan base. Harry Potter in that country.

Of course, Perrette’s statements came to light when the release of Hogwarts Legacy on the Switch it was still scheduled for July. We will have to see how the delay until November impacts the commercial projections of Warner Bros. Discovery.

The truth is that users of the Nintendo console have no choice but to be patient and wait. When they can finally get their hands on Hogwarts Legacy, more than 9 months will have passed since the original premiere on PC and next-generation consoles. As long as there are no further delays.

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