The long tail of Hogwarts Legacy’s multiplatform release has stretched out even further again with the announcement that the Nintendo Switch version of the game has been pushed back once again.
After the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch releases were all pushed back from the game’s original launch date of February 10th, and suffering subsequent delays, the game finally released just recently on May 5th for the former two platforms. The Switch version remained the final port yet to hit shelves, eventually landing a date in July.
Now, there’s been one last (for now) push back, a whole four months away on November 14th for Nintendo Switch players. No specifics were given other than the team wanting to create “the best possible experience” as a priority. It’s easy to assume that the Switch has been the most challenging platform to work with in what is a fairly ambitious and dense open world, so it’ll certainly be interesting to see what the final product looks like after all this extra work.
Hogwarts Legacy launches on Nintendo Switch on 11/14/23. We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience.
“Hogwarts Legacy launches on Nintendo Switch on 11/14/23. We know fans are looking forward to playing on Switch, therefore creating the best possible experience is our top priority. Thank you for your patience. Available now on PS5 & PS4, Xbox X|S & Xbox One, and PC.”
In our original review of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version of the game, we gave it a glowing 9/10 and said, “Hogwarts Legacy is the Wizarding World game that fans have dreamt of for years. It offers a dense and rich open-world to explore complemented perfectly by a surprisingly robust and engaging combat system unlike anything else. While the story does live in the shadow of its predecessors, and managing gear can be repetitive, Hogwarts Legacy is a truly magical experience and utterly bewitching from beginning to end. “