New Harry Potter game coming to consoles soon
By Bob Garcia
Harry Potter fans have been waiting eight years for a new game to hit the market
The source is not official yet, but it seems like a AAA Harry Potter video game is in development, and it is expected to be ready for the market next year. If the rumors are correct, this would be the first Harry Potter game released for consoles since Harry Potter Kinect back in 2012. This is not a new rumor, and, since 2018, several people have been circulating rumors about this video game and how it will be an open world, RPG game. However, it is not until now that there is an update that might give hopes of the game coming out soon.
Harry Potter has undoubtedly been a successful franchise since the books and movies came out and yet, Harry Potter video games have been widely unpopular and struggled to succeed; the last one was a mobile version that fell short of expectations. Added to that, the author of the saga, J.K. Rowling, suddenly lost a lot of support from fans after kicking up hateful controversy towards transgender people; therefore, the developers are taking the development of the game with more caution.
According to two Avalanche Software employees who spoke to Bloomberg, the game is in the works now; however, they have been discussing around how to handle the situation about the backlash that was thrown at Rowling for her comments. What happened with the author, plus the pressure of releasing a worthy game, is making the developers take things slow. The coronavirus pandemic delayed the development, as well.