There is a substantial amount of controversy surrounding J.K. Rowling and Hogwarts Legacy. So, what do you need to know?
Hogwarts Legacy is an original, upcoming RPG set in an open-world, single-player game within the 1800s wizarding world. While some Harry Potter fans are excited to dive into the new game where they can experience life as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, others are not.
This is a result of previous comments made by J.K. Rowling, where she discussed the trans community. Due to her remarks, she has been criticized for being transphobic. As such, many people have been boycotting the Harry Potter franchise.
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However, for those curious about J.K. Rowling’s involvement with Hogwarts Legacy, the team at Portkey Games has released information regarding this in their FAQ section.
“This is not a new story from J.K. Rowling, however, we have collaborated closely with her team on all aspects of the game to ensure it remains in line with the magical experiences fans expect.”
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So, while J.K. Rowling wasn’t involved in creating the game, her works are the foundation for Hogwarts Legacy. And her team did work to ensure that the game was in line with the magic they expected.
Hopefully, this sheds some light on the controversy surrounding Hogwarts Legacy and J.K. Rowling’s involvement in the game’s creation.
You can pre-purchase Hogwarts Legacy from major online gaming stores now.
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