Remember that leaked footage supposedly showing off an upcoming Harry Potter RPG? Well, it sounds like 2020 could be the year we see it.
In case you need a refresher, October 2018 saw some leaked footage of what appeared to be an RPG set in the magical world of Harry Potter appear on Reddit. The video appeared to show off some gameplay and cinematics captured by someone claiming to be a game tester.
Though the leak remains unverified to this day, Warner Bros. quickly took action against the video, copyright claiming the footage. Really, that’s indicative of one thing and one thing only – that the footage was probably real.
The leak also included the following game description, stating: “Set in the 19th Century (1800’s) Wizarding World, this 3rd person open-world action RPG game centers around your character with unique abilities who has eared [sic] a late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
“You are a newly arrived 5th year student to Hogwarts that demonstrates a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a pottant [sic] ancient power.
“Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize In the Forbidden Forrest [sic] and trouble begins o [sic] brew within the castle walls.”
The description, which can be read in full on this archived Reddit post, goes on to add: “On your quest you will craft potions, master new spells, and discover fantastical beasts. You will battle Dark Wizards, Goblins, and other supernatural enemies and uncover the truth about your destiny – the Fate of the Wizarding World lies in your hands.”
At the time, Eurogamer responded to the leak saying its sources said the game was “at least a year away from release,” and that it’s being developed by Avalanche.
If Eurogamer’s sources were correct then we could be looking at an official game reveal sometime in 2020, and with a new generation of console games set to launch, it’s never been more likely that the Harry Potter RPG is coming soon.
Although there’s no confirmed name for the game, BBC journalist Lizo Mzimba said at the time that potential titles could be “Harry Potter Magic Awakened” or “Magic Forever.”
Hopefully we’ll be getting an official reveal sooner rather than later!
Featured Image Credit: Reddit/Warner Bros.