A Quidditch game is coming, and it’s not in Hogwarts Legacy

A Quidditch game is coming, and it’s not in Hogwarts Legacy
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Joseph Kime

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18th Apr 2023 08:58

While Hogwarts Legacy has been out for a hot minute now - and many fans have concluded their Wizarding World adventure - there are others only just beginning to find out what's in store for them in the hallowed halls of the famed school.

That's not to say that there aren't some things missing, as there are some omissions that have confused long-time fans. Most notable among them is the absence of Quidditch, the iconic sport that fans were hoping to engage in with the arrival of Hogwarts Legacy

It never showed, and it frustrated a lot of players, but it looks like we finally know why. Quidditch is seemingly MIA from Hogwarts Legacy because there's a whole other game in the works.

Disclaimer: While the creator of the Harry Potter franchise was not directly involved in the creation of Hogwarts Legacy, their comments on social media around transgender people are hurtful and dangerous given the size of their platform.

We’d implore you to read our explainer of the controversy so far, and consider supporting trans rights charities where possible.

Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions is taking signups

A new Quidditch game has been announced, and it’s not in Hogwarts Legacy
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Well, that shot out of the blue. It looks like your hopes of becoming a Quidditch pro aren't done just yet, as a brand-new game focussing on the sport has just been revealed.

Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions was unceremoniously revealed in a tweet from Warner Bros Games, sharing a short teaser trailer advertising the ongoing playtests, which have just appeared online.

"Calling all Beaters, Chasers, Keepers and Seekers!" reads the tweet. "Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions limited playtest signups are live now!"

With this being the very first we've heard of the game, it's certainly a surprise, especially as the last game with a Quidditch focus was Quidditch World Cup on the PS2.

Quidditch Champions has nothing to do with Hogwarts Legacy

A new Quidditch game has been announced, and it’s not in Hogwarts Legacy
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Warner Bros. Games

It's fascinating to see that after the successes of Hogwarts Legacy, this new Quidditch experience has absolutely nothing to do with the game. Quidditch Champions also seemingly debunks the hopes of a Hogwarts Legacy Quidditch DLC

This new title is being developed by Warner Bros Games, Unbroken Studios and Portkey Games, with an entirely new art style. It's a strange surprise to spring on players, especially as Harry Potter is such a massive franchise - but gamers will be happy to see it regardless.

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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