HOGWARTS Legacy has been delayed until next year, disappointing wizard-gamers across the world.
Makers of the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off game say they simply need more time to finish it.
The game was first announced in September, with a view to launch in 2021.
But Warner Bros. Games has officially delayed the game to give it finishing touches.
“We would like to thank fans from around the world on the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Games label,” the studio said.
“Creating the best possible experience for all of the Wizarding World and gaming fans is paramount to us, so we are giving the game the time it needs.
“Hogwarts Legacy will be released in 2022.”
The upcoming game is an action RPG set in J.K. Rowling’s iconic Potter universe.
Players take control of a wizard-student at Hogwarts, albeit in the late 1800s – rather than the modern day.
You’ll get to choose your Hogwarts House, go to classes, and (of course!) cast spells.
What’s unique and exciting about Hogwarts Legacy is that it promises an “open world” environment.
That means you’ll be able to freely explore famous fictional locations like Hogwarts, the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.