HARRY Potter fans were disappointed when their favourite part of the wizarding world was missing from Hogwarts Legacy.
While flying on broomsticks is one of the more popular forms of travel in the game, Harry Potter’s famous broom-based sport is nowhere to be found.
This is because instead of being in the wizard simulator, Quidditch will receive its own spin-off game.
Published by Portkey Games, Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions was first revealed by parent company WB Games, including the announcement of the upcoming beta test.
The tweet reads: “Calling all Beaters, Chasers, Keepers, and Seekers! Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions limited playtest signups are live now!”
The game has been announced for “PC and other consoles” but no specifics are being given at this time.
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Portkey Games are best known for Harry Potter games, and in particular published a number of mobile games in the past for the franchise.
Hogwarts Legacy was popular with fans and critics alike, gaining both commercial and critical success.
However, the same cannot be said of the other mobile games Portkey has published.
Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and Harry: Potter Magic Awakened are both decent, but basic, puzzle games with a wizarding theme.
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While these were not disliked by fans they weren’t memorable enough to stick out in fans’ minds.
On the other hand, Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite was a collaboration with Pokémon Go developer Niantic.
While this sounds like a perfect partnership, poor communication between the two led to a lacklustre game that was shuttered less than two years after launch.
Portkey Games is also responsible for one of the most predatory mobile games of all time.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was a big budget mobile game using many of the same actors that appeared in the films.
However, it was also filled with microtransactions that blocked progress and preyed on its audience.
Hogwarts Mystery reportedly made $100million (£80million) in its first year, showing that predatory practices pay.
Hopefully the new Quidditch Champions will not follow in these footsteps.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.
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