Avalanche Software isn’t just boasting about the number of side quests in Hogwarts Legacy–there are over 100–but also how they affect the game’s story. “Everything is interconnected,” according to Moira Squier, who’s the narrative director and advanced game writer on the RPG.
Squier opened up about Hogwarts Legacy to GamesRadar and how the RPG offers ways for players to create their own narratives within. “The main storyline is complicated and engaging and involves a variety of different characters and viewpoints,” Squier said. “But by giving the player choice moments throughout the game, we allow them to tell their own version of that epic story.”
It’s also up to players on how they tackle these side quests. Apparently, Hogwarts Legacy gives players freedom in picking and choosing these activities outside their classes. “The order in which the player chooses to complete these quests will impact their story and game.” said Squier.
Last week, Warner Bros. and Avalanche released a cinematic trailer for Hogwarts Legacy that showcased the setting for the open-world game. On top of that, the video highlighted Nearly Headless Nick, a mysterious masked wizard, and even a dragon.
Hogwarts Legacy is set to arrive next month, February 10, on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Other console owners will have to wait a bit longer. For instance, the Wizarding World game won’t release on PS4 and Xbox One until April 4, and then the Switch version will launch on July 25.
Hogwarts Legacy is developed by Avalanche Software, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game has been embroiled in controversy due to transphobic remarks from Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Although she is not personally involved with its development, she stands to profit from its success. For more, read our in-depth article on how Rowling’s comments have impacted the trans community. In this article you will also find links to trans creators you can support, as well as charities you can donate to.
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