People around the world have wondered if JK Rowling, the author of the hit series Harry Potter, is involved in the development of the upcoming game by Warner Bros. The questions were soon answered when the Playstation 5 showcase revealed Warner Bros., through Avalanche and Portkey Games will release a Wizarding World title called Hogwarts Legacy.
JK Rowling is said to have no direct involvement. According to Warner Bros. that is because it is not a new story. According to the game’s FAQ page, Warner Bros. clarified the following
J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game, however, her extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World.
Although, as pointed out by a few sources, it is known that JK Rowling will still profit from the game. In fact, she profits from the entirety of the Wizarding World Universe. However, it appears as if the Portkey games will be driving the development. This is confirmed by the following statement:
“Each experience offered under Portkey Games will take place in the Wizarding World and will be authentic to the Wizarding World. J.K. Rowling is supportive of Portkey Games and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to WB Games and the developers involved.”
Hogwarts Legacy Will Be Nowhere Close To The Storyline Of Harry Potter
Though the idea of the Wizarding World is taken from the Harry Potter books, the storyline of the upcoming game, Hogwarts Legacy will be nowhere close. The game will not include defeating He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. As well as protecting both the Wizarding World and the world of Muggles.
The FAQ section of the game also reveals that the game is set in a way so that the payer can experience Hogwarts as a student. The game is set in the 1800s which is way before Mr Potter existed. The players can expect to be honing their skills with Magical Creatures. Along with potions and spells. In fact, this is even before tom Riddle went to Hogwarts. He went to Hogwarts from 1938 to 1945. So that is over a decade.
The World Is Upset With JK Rowling?
Normally, JK Rowling not being a part of the team wouldn’t have been a huge matter to the world. But lately, since June to be exact, JK Rowling is in the hot seat. That is because of her ‘transphobic’ tweet. Rowling mocked a headline on Twitter. The headline read: “people who menstruate”. Later on, her comments and a stand her matter, which is a totally different topic in itself. The comments were not taken well on by the journalists and the media.
It has gotten so far that critics have been accusing her. Critics have since accused her of being a “TERF” or a “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.”
Since the game’s reveal, several Twitter users have pledged to boycott the game in response to the author’s “anti-trans” tweets, as well as her latest book, Troubled Blood, which features a cross-dressing serial killer.
honestly, i get the instant charm of watching the trailer for Hogwarts Legacy but seriously? give it up. don’t put more money into a transphobes pockets. if y’all wanna spend $60, donate it to LGBTQ organizations or trans organizations.
boycott hogwarts legacy.
— Kieran🏳️🌈//BLM & TLM (@thatransguykie) September 17, 2020
Oh, that open world Harry Potter game is finally being revealed officially.
Reminder, buying this game does financially support J.K. Rowling, who is a huge unappologetic Terf. She actively hates people like me existing. pic.twitter.com/jbPaYvhaQH
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) September 16, 2020