The leaked Harry Potter RPG is still on its way, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier. Avalanche Software, one of the studios under the Warner Bros. umbrella is reportedly working on this game.
Harry Potter RPG Was Originally Getting A Reveal At E3 2020
We initially saw leaked footage from it back in 2018. People were expecting an announcement soon after. However, the game may have changed significantly since then. It has been two years since then, but we still have no word on a new Harry Potter game.
According to this Bloomberg report, that would’ve changed as of E3 2020. Warner Bros. was going to hold an E3 press conference this year. It also states that the game will come out on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. However, E3 2020 itself got cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That has seemingly left this new Harry Potter game in limbo.
AT&T Selling Their Gaming Division May Cast Doubt Over Harry Potter RPG’s Future
Rumours and speculation about AT&T selling their gaming division, which includes this game’s developers, have cast even more doubt over this project. Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Matthew Kennerman stated that expensive projects like this Harry Potter RPG are among the first projects to get cancelled in the event of a sale like this.
This sale isn’t set in stone, though. Warner Bros. is seemingly still announcing the new Batman game at their DC FanDome event in August. That game was going to be another headliner at their now-cancelled E3 2020 conference.
JK Rowling’s Recent Comments May Have Hurt Excitement For The New Harry Potter Game
So, if that game is still on track for an announcement, this Harry Potter RPG might be safe as well. The Harry Potter brand itself has suffered some damage recently, though. Schreier’s report states that recent comment from author JK Rowling regarding the trans community have dampened fans’ excitement for anything new.
The report quotes Felicia Grady, managing editor of MuggleNet as saying as much. “Based on what I’ve seen from fans, I do believe that Rowling’s comments have had some effect on the level of excitement they have for the Harry Potter RPG or other upcoming content,” she wrote.