Hogwarts Legacy on PS4 hit by Depulso, gets delayed once again

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Hogwarts Legacy is being delayed again on PS4, Warner Bros. Games has announced. Another Depulso Charm to the body has pushed the last-gen version back a month.

While many are happily collecting the Hogwarts Legacy trophies on current-gen systems already, PS4 players have had to wait for a spell longer. With a swish of a wand, though, Warner Bros has hit Hogwarts Legacy PS4 with a Depulso Charm and delayed the magical game again.

Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed for the second time on PS4Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed for the second time on PS4

Hogwarts Legacy PS4 release date

Hogwarts Legacy is ready to cement itself at the top of the best Harry Potter games, but with the second delay to the PS4 version of the game pushing the release date back with a Depulso charm, it looks like Warner Bros Games might be concerned about its current state on last-gen. Announced on Twitter by the Hogwarts Legacy Team, the message reads: "We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for the response to Hogwarts Legacy from fans around the globe. The team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience on all platforms and we need more time to do this. Hogwarts Legacy will launch for PS4 and Xbox One May 5th, 2023."

Initially, the PS4 version of Hogwarts Legacy was supposed to release alongside the PS5 version on February 7th, 2023. It was then delayed to April 4th, 2023 — a new PS4 release date that indicated that the PS5 era had well and truly begun leaving behind the last generation. While this latest Depluso-like release date push-back is ultimately good news as the game will get more polish time on PS4, it probably means that there has been difficulty getting the last-gen version up to scratch.

Hogwarts Legacy PS4's release date is now set for May 5th, 2023.Hogwarts Legacy PS4's release date is now set for May 5th, 2023.

Recently, we explored the glory of the Hogwarts Legacy map in an article and how part of that glory was the seamless indoor and outdoor spaces, barring a few doors with loading screens. We expect the PS4 version to have huge 'dead' loading screens between spaces given the limitations of the ten-year-old hardware. It would be really unfortunate if that hampered the Hogwarts Legacy fun for PS4 players, but one supposes needs must and old tech will always be behind the curve in some respect or another.

Is Hogwarts Legacy in your best PS5 game lists? What do you think of the game so far? What do you think of the PS4 delay? Are you a fan of Depulso? Let us know in the comments below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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