Harry Potter RPG Reportedly Due In Late 2021
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Avalanche Software, the Utah-based studio behind the Disney Infinity series, is developing the Harry Potter game for multiple platforms, including PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, according to Bloomberg. Players will reportedly “role-play as wizards.” Warner Bros. has not publicly confirmed the game’s development, but will reportedly reveal it after the DC FanDome event in August.
Footage from the new Harry Potter game first leaked in October 2018. While the video was authentic, Bloomberg reports that “most of the rumors that have come out since are not.” However, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a backlash against franchise creator J.K. Rowling, and the possible sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game is seemingly still on track for its planned release.
Warner will hold a DC-focused digital event called DC FanDome in August, where it plans to make new announcements from its games, film and TV, and comics divisions. Bloomberg claims Warner intends to reveal the Batman game at DC FanDome and the Harry Potter title at a later date. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which also owns Rocksteady and Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm, is reportedly up for sale.
According to CNBC, Take-Two, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard have all expressed interest in buying the gaming division from Warner’s parent company AT&T in a deal that could fetch around $4 billion.