You can now visit the common rooms of the Hogwarts Legacy house

The common rooms of Hogwarts Legacy are available to tour in glorious 4K, thanks to a collection of videos provided by developer Avalanche Software. As an open world Harry Potter– Themed RPG, Hogwarts Legacy lets aspiring wizards and witches take part in several activities made famous by the Wizarding World franchise, such as selecting their house, brewing potions, and traveling to Hogsmeade. However, with the familiar fantasy, Hogwarts Legacy will also include dark arts for those drawn to Harry Potter‘s darker shades.

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Having first leaked in 2018, Hogwarts Legacy had become one of the most anticipated Harry Pottergames based on years before its official announcement in 2020. Two years passed before Avalanche Software finally gave fans an in-depth look at gameplay in store for Hogwarts Legacy during Sony’s March 2022 State of Play. For Potter fans, it sounded like everything they could ever want in a Harry Potter video game, from exciting spell combat to broom flying to magical studies. Unfortunately, the promise of these many illustrious features would take time to materialize, delaying the avalanche Hogwarts Legacy several times. Although information has been sparse since the gameplay reveal, Avalanche has tried to satiate fans with several graphical demonstrations, such as the Hogwarts Legacy ASMR sounds of summer.


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Recently, the official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter has released another collection of videos demonstrating visuals for the upcoming game. This collection of YouTube videos is themed around common rooms in the home. Each video is approximately one minute long and features details of each Hogwarts house. While the grand royalty of Gryffindor and the dreary extravagance of Slytherin are sights to behold, fans might be more eager for Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff bedrooms, as these are featured far less prominently in the films. Ravenclaw’s wood and stone setting depicts grand curated opulence in its medieval simplicity. A perfect setting for the studious Ravenclaw, who can enjoy the splendor without being distracted from his intellectual pursuits. Hufflepuff, meanwhile, is overrun with nature, as assorted plants grow naturally in his rooms, bringing a modest charm that the laid-back Hufflepuff would gravitate towards. Avalanche previously teased that Hogwarts Legacy Common rooms in the house would be different, and now fans can see what the developer meant.


All Hogwarts Legacy Wizarding Houses Full Screen

The authentic nature of the Hogwarts common rooms is another example of Avalanche Software’s efforts to Hogwarts Legacy. It’s not often that licensed franchises receive the reverence needed to translate their experience into a video game, a trend that has sadly been a part of gaming since Atari’s early days. Although for all the dedication to the visuals and magical activities of Hogwarts Legacy, there’s a twinge of pangs about whether the game can handle the weight of its reach. It’s common for overly ambitious titles to fail on launch day due to performance pressure, with all the beautiful visuals in the world unable to mask the janky rendering and movement. Earlier versions of Hogwarts Legacy demonstrated this with steep broomstick flying gameplay. Let’s hope that the numerous delays of Hogwarts Legacy will help Avalanche dispel those fears.


With all the images on display, it’s easy to see why Harry Potter fans rave about Hogwarts Legacy. Although development has been difficult with all the delays, Avalanche Software seems to be weathering the storm. It’s only a question whether the game will run well under the high fidelity graphics and deep game features Hogwarts Legacy hope to provide.

Source: Hogwarts Legacy/Twitter

Editor’s note: Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has been accused of transphobia by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Although not directly involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, Rowling may earn royalties from the game. We would like to reiterate our support for trans rights and that trans identities are valid. Support services are listed below for trans people impacted by discussions of transphobia.

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