Hogwarts Legacy, the next Harry Potter role-playing game, will not include quidditch but will allow players to use broomsticks.
For fans of the Harry Potter series, the question of whether or not the imaginary fantasy sport of Quidditch would make an appearance in Hogwarts Legacy has been a constant source of anticipation since the first book was published. There is a new Frequently Asked Questions post(opens in new tab) on the game’s website, and it confirms that gamers won’t be able to give the sport a go when it launches next year.
The Hogwarts Legacy FAQ states, “Quidditch is not playable in the game.” Nonetheless, broom flight challenges for traversal and broom race events are a feature of the game. Players can also use their broomsticks to go to and from various sites in and around Hogwarts.
Demanding, to say the least
Quidditch is a fan-favorite component of the Harry Potter universe, generating a real-life sport. It was prominent in the original books, films, and video games.
Hogwarts Legacy’s removal isn’t surprising. Recreating a fictional sport in an RPG is difficult. Adding quidditch would require new gameplay mechanics, animations, dialogue, QA testing, and a means to integrate it into the main game without it feeling grafted on.
Final game won’t be broomless. In this open-world RPG, you’ll explore Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, and the Forbidden Forest. So, Gameplay samples suggest you can travel these locations on a hippogriff or broomstick.
Larger expansions may be released after launch, but it’s not confirmed. Avalanche has pre-order DLC cosmetic packs. We wouldn’t be surprised if post-launch DLC includes quidditch, given its popularity among Harry Potter fans.
Hogwarts Legacy releases for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on February 10. If quidditch doesn’t appear, neither will wizard chess.