Harry Potter lovers all over the world were fanatic when they found out that the development of an RPG game of the series was underway. With nothing confirmed and a lot of excited speculation from fans hoping to see this game come to life, here’s what we know about it so far.

Past Harry Potter Games

The Harry Potter series has had many games developed over the years, from the original Playstation 1 to the Playstation 4 and the hugely successful Lego: Harry Potter series. Earlier this year a mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Adventure was released, but so far, none of the games have managed to come close to the cinematic world that Harry Potter fans have experienced through the years. The news of a potential AAA Harry Potter game being in the works was sure to stir a lot of excitement in the community.

The news of the game comes from a leaked video that was released yesterday by a Reddit user who allegedly obtained from an American focus group. Unfortunately, the leaked video showing snippets of footage from the game has been taken offline by Warner Brothers, but you can see some of the screenshots below:

Potential footage of combat.
Interior of Hogwarts Castle.

As you can see from the screenshots that have been saved of the leaked footage, the video is incredibly rough and unclear. However, the game itself seems polished and official enough to give fans hope that this rumour is of a game that is actually in development.

Fans have also been speculating the possible developer of the game and fans have been pointing mostly to Rocksteady Studios. Rocksteady was rumoured to be in development of a Justice League game, however with Rocksteady being owned by Warner Brothers, speculation is suggesting that they are the developers behind the untitled project. However, recent news has also suggested that Avalanche Software – who are owned by Disney – could also be behind the rumoured title. Neither company has confirmed or denied their involvement in the project at this stage.

Rumours have also circulated around the gameplay that might be included. The leaked video showed that there was a character customisation feature that would allow players to customise their character to their likeness. Combat was also featured in the video, but most sources that have spoken about the leaked video have been adamant that the game will be an open-world RPG that allow players to explore the depths of the wizarding world.

While little is confirmed or known about the game, fans and gamers are eager to see a confirmation of this game being in progress. At this stage, most are pointing to the polished and professional appearance of the leaked video as a clear sign that a AAA Harry Potter game is definitely underway.

 

Lover of literature and gaming from Melbourne, I’m a massive fan of story-based gaming and how video games are quickly becoming the next great form of storytelling - Anything story-based or a good survival-horror are my absolute favourites. Currently studying Writing and Literature at Swinburne University and hoping to take it into the gaming industry.