Hogwarts Legacy: Is it based on J.K Rowling books

Harry Potter fans are waiting for the new addition in the Wizarding World games. Developed by Avalanche Software, Hogwarts Legacy will be set in the theme of 1800s, before Harry Potter came to Hogwarts. This time, it will be a new story, new characters, and new magic to learn. Players will be introduced to a new magical world in their very known School of Hogwarts. As the trailer of Hogwarts Legacy was dropped by Portkey Games, fans were curious whether this would be a new story by J.K. Rowling. They questioned the involvement of J.K. Rowling in the creation of the game. Here we will discuss her relations with the Hogwarts Legacy game and its story.

Hogwarts Legacy: Is it based on J.K Rowling books

J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter books. After creating the Harry Potter Universe, she gained international recognition and has won multiple awards. After the huge success of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, she published six sequels of the story. She ended the Harry Potter series by making Harry victorious against the Dark Lord Voldemort. Now fans have an assumption that the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy can be a part of her forthcoming novel. Or, she may be indirectly involved in the unknown story that will be introduced in Hogwarts Legacy.

play as Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy
Screenshot from Hogwarts Legacy

The publisher’s Warner Bros has confirmed that there will be no direct involvement of J.K. Rowling in creating Hogwarts Legacy. They also stated that although she is not involved in the story of this game, her extraordinary tales about Hogwarts are the foundation of all the Wizarding games. So it is now clear that Hogwarts Legacy will not be a new story of J.K. Rowling. Players can expect something unique this time, different from the Legacy of Harry Potter.

Why is J.K. Rowling not involved in Hogwarts Legacy?

According to the news reports, J.K. Rowling has made various comments on gender-related issues of transgender people. Her upcoming Cormoran Strike mystery novel is accused of transphobia and also has faced hate from the public. Famous actors from the Harry Potter movies like Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have publicly supported trans rights. Considering the recent controversy with the author, some may wonder about her involvement in the upcoming Wizardry game of Hogwarts Legacy. But, we have been confirmed that the game will not be an adaptation of the Harry Potter books or films.