Hogwarts Legacy breaks record before official release!

Feb 09

Harry Potter is reborn.

Avalanche and Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN's parent company, will release Hogwarts Legacy on Friday, a highly anticipated open-world video game.

Experts estimate the $150 million single-player game took five years to make. Early adopters set a Twitch record for most-watched single-player games. Steam's top pre-sale this week.

“Open world style games are a really a significant issue in the games industry,” said Joost van Dreunen, an adjunct professor at New York University Stern School of Business and former CEO of games market research firm Super Data Research. “Gamemakers and customers have high expectations.”

Warner Bros. released 20 Harry Potter video games based on the movies. Despite Harry Potter's devotion, not all games were hits.

Hogwarts Legacy is set in the late 1800s, long before the Harry Potter books, and expands the Harry Potter world beyond Hogwarts Castle. Witches and wizards complete objectives to learn broom flying.

Warner Bros. games have been hit-and-miss, according to videogamesnewyork general manager Dan Martin. Harry Potter fans' excitement waned after the game's two delays. Videogamesnewyork in New York City orders only enough games based on pre-orders. “We’re not over-ordering or under-ordering. Only because we don’t know what to expect,” said Martin.

Source: CNN

What do you think about Hogwarts Legacy? Anyone's going to play it? Please leave a comment at the comment section below!

ps. Nintendo Switch version has to wait until June to be released... and I only own NS...;)

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