(Paris) The video game Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy, from the Harry Potter universe, has sold over 15 million units and generated more than $1 billion worldwide since its release. launching on February 10, its publisher announced on Friday.
Developed by the studio Avalanche Software and published by Portkey Games of the giant Warner Bros., Hogwarts Legacy proposes to embody a student of the school of witchcraft of Hogwarts at the beginning of the 19th century, with magic lessons and multiple quests to achieve.
Globally acclaimed by critics and fans, the title had sparked, even before its release, heated debate in the video game community and beyond due to the controversial positions of J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry saga. Potter, on the rights of transgender people.
In particular, it had been the subject of boycott calls from certain players and streamers, without the controversies having any particular impact on the popularity and sales of the game.
The official Hogwarts Legacy website clarifies that Ms. Rowling was not involved in the creation of the game.
First released on the next generation consoles PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC, the game is available since Friday on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, before its summer release on Nintendo Switch.
Another highly anticipated quidditch game, the favorite sport of wizards, “is coming next year,” according to a representative from Warner Bros., which owns the rights to the saga.