Harry Potter fans may be relieved to find out that according to WB games–parent company of Hogwarts Legacy developers Avalanche and Portkey Games–series author J.K. Rowling did not have a direct role in creating the new game.
In its FAQ, WB stated, “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game, however, her extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World.” It goes on to note that Hogwarts Legacy “is not a new story from J.K. Rowling.”
Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world RPG set in 1800’s Hogwarts, before both the Fantastic Beasts films and the original series. Fans have been waiting a long time for a AAA Harry Potter game, but the announcement may have come too late.