Friday, May 5 marks the long-awaited release of Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world role-playing game based on the Harry Potter series.
Hogwarts Legacy was released for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X in February of 2023, and it immediately became one of the year’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful video games.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy were supposed to launch alongside the PS5 and Xbox Series X variants at the same time. Hogwarts Legacy for the previous generation was originally scheduled for release in February but was moved back to April and now May, frustrating Harry Potter fans who have yet to upgrade their gear.
Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is scheduled for release on May 5, barring any unforeseen delays. On that date, millions more players will be able to try Hogwarts Legacy for themselves, which might lead to a significant increase in sales.
Since its release in February, Hogwarts Legacy has dominated sales rankings. If it were made available to the millions of consumers who possess PS4s and Xbox Ones but not the newer systems, its impact might be enormous.
When will Hogwarts Legacy be released on PS4 and Xbox One?
There are some worries about the last-gen conversions, but the arrival of Hogwarts Legacy on PS4 and Xbox One might be huge for the game’s already strong sales. Due to a lack of gameplay demonstrations, concerns have been raised that the PS4 and Xbox One versions may suffer from subpar optimization.
Faster load times make using features like fast travel and other options in Hogwarts Legacy on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X far less of a chore than they would be on older systems. On PS4 and Xbox One, that won’t be an option.
The PS4 and Xbox One may also have trouble keeping up with Hogwarts Legacy’s massive open world, but this is yet to be determined. If the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game work as intended upon release on May 5, then that day will be even more significant for Hogwarts Legacy. Only time will tell, but PC, PS4, and Xbox One players won’t have to wait long to find out.
The May 5 release date for PS4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy isn’t the end of the game. Hogwarts Legacy will also be available for the Nintendo Switch, although Nintendo fans will have to wait until July 25 to play it.
The PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One Series X versions of Hogwarts Legacy are currently available, with PS4 and Xbox One versions following on May 5 and a Nintendo Switch port following on July 25.