It's been a good year since we last heard about the Harry Potter-themed open world RPG Hogwarts Legacy, but developer Avalanche Software had promised updates in 2022. That information could end up being a delay, as it has been said that the title is been confused behind the scenes. Former IGN writer and Sacred Symbols host Colin Moriarty revealed on her latest PlayStation podcast that "the game is not coming out this year" and "it's in some sort of trouble".
Moriarty is clearly well connected, but it's always worth treating rumors like this with an ounce of skepticism. Nevertheless, it is not the hardest story to believe: the long-awaited title was originally to be released in 2021 before disappearing for the entire year. As mentioned above, the developer promised to remove the invisibility cloak of the release in the coming months, but even though it is ready to show a little more, it does not necessarily remove this report.
Sony released a list of upcoming 2022 titles overnight, with Hogwarts Legacy being a notable omission. It would be a shame if this project got stuck in development hell, for we have been waiting for a full-scale Harry Potter RPG for virtually our entire adult lives, and this seemed like a dream game when it was first unveiled. We hope that either the speculation is inaccurate or that Avalanche Software will soon be able to stabilize its Nimbus diet.