As Hogwarts Legacy slowly nears its uncertain holiday season release date, titbits of information have entered the online stratosphere by way of leaks by developer Portkey Games itself.
The latest leak reveals some insightful information regarding Collectors and Deluxe Edition versions hidden within Portkey’s official website, found by resourceful reddit user BattleDashBR. Though likely a placeholder and subject to change during development, it is a tantalising reveal, leading many reddit users to speculate what the information could mean in way of additional content.
For now, at least the information seems to indicate the Collectors and Deluxe editions will thankfully not hide any gameplay features behind a paywall, instead offering cosmetic changes to those tempted by the Dark Arts. The pricier options also include an exclusive Thestral mount and 72-hour early-access to the game.
On the official front, Portkey Games has since teased fans with short gameplay clips on its Twitter page as well as a lengthy ASMR video showcasing Hogwarts’ beautiful architectural landscapes on a rainy spring night. Portkey has also treated PlayStation users to a trailer featuring exclusive gameplay details thanks to its DualSense controller.
The official PlayStation blogpost touts exclusive PS5 features that will allow players to ‘feel the magic,’ stating the PS5’s DualSense capabilities will enable the controller to become an extension of your wand in Hogwarts Legacy. The adaptive triggers warrant more flexibility in combat, while haptic feedback has been directly integrated to isolate specific effects, be it casting or deflecting spells, or mimicking the flapping wings of a hippogriff mid-flight. Players can also expect to proudly display their ‘House’ colours thanks to the controller’s light, and immersive 3D audio by way of the console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech.
That’s about it; no official release date has been given as yet, but you can expect Hogwarts Legacy launching within holiday 2022 on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch worldwide. Here’s hoping the release is not subject to change at short notice.