Hogwarts Legacy: JK Rowling “not directly involved” with the Harry Potter RPG


Finally, WB Games has revealed its upcoming Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy. But given recent controversies surrounding series author JK Rowling, WB Games made it clear that Rowling has no direct involvement in the magical RPG developed by Avalanche. The basis for Hogwarts Legacy comes from the Harry Potter young adult novels. written by JK Rowling who has been criticized. recently because of beliefs she has made public that are considered transphobic.Rowling’s various comments on the genre, as well as plot points in her mysterious Cormoran Strike novels which she writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, have been accused of transphobia and have faced backlash from audiences. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts film actors such as Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne have spoken out in favor of trans rights, publicly disagreeing with Rowling’s comments. Some bookstores have also stopped stocking Harry Potter novels in protest, and amid this wider public controversy with the author, some have questioned what his involvement in Hogwarts Legacy was. In the official RPG FAQ page posted by WB Games, the company confirmed that “JK Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game,” but adds that “his extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World. “WB has also confirmed that the Hogwarts Legacy story is not written by Rowling, nor is it an adaptation of any Harry Potter book or movie.

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However, WB declined to say whether Rowling will receive royalties on sales of Hogwarts Legacy. And the video game license will undoubtedly have passed through Rowling at some point in the development process.

Hogwarts Legacy is the long-rumored Harry Potter RPG developed by Avalanche and published by WB Games under their Portkey Games label. The project had a high-profile leak in 2018, which publicized the project, although WB declined to talk about the RPG until it was officially revealed at this week’s PS5 event.

Hogwarts Legacy is not meant to be tied to any of the existing Harry Potter novels, but takes place in the same universe except during the 1800s – a period that has yet to be seen in any Harry Potter story or by Fantastic Beast. Players will create characters that enroll in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and experience what it is like to be a student wizard or wizard.

For more on the legacy of Hogwarts, read everything we knew about the wizarding game when it leaked in 2018, and where the game could take place in the Harry Potter timeline.
Matt TM Kim is a reporter for the IGN.


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