Is Hogwarts Legacy Coming To Xbox Game Pass?

Is Hogwarts Legacy Coming To Xbox Game Pass?
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Written by 

Daniel Hollis


7th Feb 2023 12:05

Hogwarts Legacy is perhaps one of, if not the most anticipated game of 2023. Fans of Harry Potter are eager to get back to the wizarding world and experience the magic of the franchise all over again.

2023 also appears to be the year that Xbox is going all in on gaming, with one major avenue being Xbox Game Pass. The past few months have seen huge new additions on day one such as High on Life and the most recent Hi-Fi Rush.

The question on everyone’s lips now is whether Hogwarts Legacy will be joining the service on day one. If you’re one of the many wondering, we have the answer as to whether Hogwarts Legacy is coming to Xbox Game Pass.

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.

Is Hogwarts Legacy Coming To Xbox Game Pass?

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Third-party titles coming to Xbox Game Pass are no surprise these days. Over the past few years, we’ve such heavy hitters such as Outriders, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and even MLB: The Show arrive the same day they’ve launched on other systems.

With Hogwarts Legacy being such a high in-demand title, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Microsoft drop a ton of cash to secure an Xbox Game Pass launch when it arrives on February 10. However, if you’re hoping this to be the case, you may be sorely disappointed.

Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring Hogwarts Legacy at present. With pre-orders for the game skyrocketing, it’s no surprise Warner Bros. wants to keep it away from a membership service at present. Despite this, there’s always a possibility it may join in the future.

Just recently, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga arrived on Xbox Game Pass after just eight months since its initial launch, which was also a Warner Bros. title. With this pattern, it’s possible we could see Hogwarts Legacy arrive before the year’s end, however, this is pure speculation on our part.

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