It appears that EA was working on a massively multiplayer online game, based on the Harry Potter franchise. As Kim Salzer, CMO of Original Gamer Life, revealed, a Harry Potter MMO was in active development but EA decided to cancel it.
As Salzer claimed, EA didn’t think – at that time – that the franchise had longevity. Therefore, the publisher decided to cancel this game, even though it was already in a beta phase.
Salzer said that the dev team did all the research and by the time EA canceled it, they already had a beta build. This Harry Potter game would be a combination of an offline and online experience. The team was also planning to mail stuff to the kids like prices and ribbons.
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For Harry Potter fans, Warner Bros is currently working on a new game based on the HR franchise.
In Hogwarts Legacy, players will experience a new story set at Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Players will make allies, battle Dark wizards, and decide the fate of the wizarding world.
Warner Bros plans to release Hogwarts Legacy in 2022.