Hogwarts Legacy won’t feature playable Quidditch
Portkey Games has revealed that one major aspect of the Wizarding World fantasy that Hogwarts Legacy won’t deliver on is playable Quidditch.
That’s according to the game’s official FAQ page (via IGN), which states that while “Qudditich is not playable in Hogwarts Legacy,” players can still engage in “broom flight for traversal and broom race challenges.” That includes exploring locations outside of Hogwarts Castle.
However, the FAQ makes sure to list several other Wizarding World activities that players will take part in while playing Hogwarts Legacy. These include attending classes, taming and riding magical beasts, and dueling. Portkey Games also recently released new footage of the common areas for the wizarding school’s four houses.
While the lack of playable Qudditch might disappoint some fans, it’s certainly not the most disappointing aspect of Hogwarts Legacy. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling’s public transphobia has alienated some of the franchise’s fans and marred the game’s impending 2023 release.
The publisher previously stated that Rowling had no direct involvement with the game’s development but removed that statement from its website. The game’s FAQ page reiterates that Rowling is “not invovled in the creation of the game” but that her “extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World” and that developer Avalanche Software has “collaborated closely with her team on all aspects of the game.”
Hogwarts Legacy launches February 10th, 2023, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A Nintendo Switch release will launch later.
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