- by Emma Saunders
- Entertainment reporter
Fresh off the success of Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter fans can now look forward to a standalone game based on the wizarding sport Quidditch.
Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions from WB Games and developer Unbroken Studios does not yet have a release date.
The plans may explain why Quidditch does not appear in Hogwarts Legacy, as well as the stability from the WB Games.
There are few other details after Monday’s announcement, and it’s not even known which consoles will be compatible.
But like Hogwarts Legacy, players can create and customize their own characters and need an internet connection to play.
According to the Quidditch Champions FAQ, the game is being published by the Portkey Games label (WB Games’ in-house publisher for titles inspired by the Harry Potter universe).
In the Harry Potter series, a portkey is an object that quickly transports anyone it touches to a specific location.
Under this umbrella, all WB Harry Potter games are “inspired by JK Rowling’s original stories” rather than direct adaptations of the books and films.
“These are games created for fans, by the game makers themselves who are fans and inspired by the Wizarding World,” the FAQ document explains.
“It engages players in the sport of Quidditch and other broomstick adventures,” added WB Games.
“JK Rowling strongly supports Portkey Games and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to WB Games and the developers involved.”
Hogwarts Legacy sparked intense online debate when it came out in February.
While some fans welcomed the game, others called for a boycott of Harry Potter author Rowling because of her public comments about transgender people.
The only official game dedicated to Quidditch is the 2003 Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, published for the Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.