Hogwarts Legacy: The Heir to Hogwarts hides no multiplayer or in-game purchases. These fears emerged following the lengthy PS5 gameplay video revealed a few days ago.
The State of Play reserved for Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy has caused more than a flash of heat among fans. But despite all the positive things that came out of this presentation, some thought they saw mechanics hidden behind a paywall and potentially a multiplayer. In order to avoid any bad publicity before the release, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalance Software (Disney Infinity) have clarified things.
A single-player experience, no co-op or multiplayer
Hogwarts Legacy promises, on paper, as the Harry Potter “simulation” dreamed of by many. After its 14 minutes of gameplay and multiple information, the game sent a FAQ on its official website. Among the questions, we find that on the presence of a multiplayer and that some are reassured, it is indeed a Game solo only.
Will Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy feature online or co-op play?
Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy is a single-player experience and does not offer no online or co-op play system.
Although there is no multiplayer, you will not be alone in this adventure. Companions will escort you in your adventures which will not be confined to exploring the school. In particular, you can go to the village of Hogsmeade to buy equipment, but beware of wizards!
Hogwarts Legacy: no microtransaction
During the gameplay video, we could glimpse the Room of Requirement and in particular the development of plants. But as we can see below, crafting resources can take time.
It did not take more for Internet users to fear microtransactions that would accelerate the process much more quickly. Chandler Wood, community manager at Avalanche, and the FAQ are formal: “Hogwarts Legacy Hogwarts Legacy does not include any online purchases. Game nor any microtransactions“.
A legitimate fear? Yes, because Middle-earth: Shadow of War, a Warner production, contained abusive microtransactions that have since been removed. The publisher, therefore, seems to have learned the lesson.
Hogwarts: Hogwarts Legacy will be available in late 2022 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.