Hogwarts Legacy fans awaiting the release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been met with some saddening delay news. There has been a month’s delay and it will now release on May 5, 2023, for last-generation platforms. Some have seen it as the perfect opportunity to start a rallying battle cry to draw attention from the developers about fixing the PC performance of Hogwarts Legacy.
In the comments of the original tweet are a concoction of emotions. From disappointment about the delay to warm-hearted support for the developers — to the other section of comments where PC performance is seemingly all that matters. It is unsurprising that the comment section descended into this because of the sometimes abysmal PC performance that plagues players.
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The actual delay of the game doesn’t mention a change in release date for the Nintendo Switch version. This is promising for those planning to get the handheld version of Hogwarts Legacy to play it on the go. Of course, you could always do that with a Steam Deck on PC too if you’re okay with suffering through the potential performance drops.
These performance drops are due to the actual optimization for the PC version so there is hope by fans that this gets fixed in the future. On Feb. 17, 2023 there was another patch released for PC and it didn’t cause much of a difference to players — judging from the many comments on the Twitter post. In the patch notes, “Performance and Stability” was listed in the changes.
Nevertheless, Hogwarts Legacy is still a gem with incredible dialogue and many last-gen console players will be in for a treat. PC players may have to wait longer before it is baked into a cake with a cherry on top — but that cherry will have been a worthwhile wait.
- This article was updated on March 6th, 2023