Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment appears to be teasing Hogwarts Legacy 2, a sequel to this month’s hit Harry Potter video game. In a post-launch interview, WB Games president David Haddad revealed that Hogwarts Legacy has been played for more than 267 million hours since February 10th.
Hogwarts Legacy 2 seems all but confirmed
Speaking to Variety, Haddad teased that WB Games sees Hogwarts Legacy as a long-term franchise. “We are very pleased with the initial launch and see a bright future for our other platform launches,” he said.
Haddad went on to say that Hogwarts Legacy’s fan reception has reaffirmed WB Games’ commitment to utilizing its popular franchises when developing AAA games going forward.
Hogwarts Legacy’s player engagement is “spectacular,” according to Haddad. Players have grown 393 million plants since the game’s release, brewed 242 million potions, and defeated 1.25 billion Dark Wizards.
Fandom, a company that hosts entertainment wikis, told Variety that Hogwarts Legacy has generated more fan interest than Fantastic Beasts. Page views driven by the game saw a 39 percent spike in only five days.
Fandom CEO Perkins Miller recons that 70 percent of fans will play a game simply because they like a franchise, and likened Hogwarts Legacy’s cross-media success to that of The Last of Us, Star Wars, and Marvel.