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Upcoming Harry Potter game devs anxious due to JK's tweets

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What you need to know

  • A Harry Potter game is reportedly being developed by Avalanche Software.
  • This game is coming to next-generation consoles in 2021.
  • The developers are concerned due to comments made by J.K. Rowling.

A Harry Potter game has long been rumored to be in development at Avalanche Software, one of many studios under the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment publishing umbrella. Per a new report from Jason Schreier at Bloomberg, this game is not only real but is currently being aimed to release in late 2021 on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Yet all is not well, as many developers of the title are reportedly concerned with comments made by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, comments that are mostly viewed as transphobic. While some of the developers speaking anonymously explained that Rowling had "very little" involvement with the project, her name remains attached to the series. In addition to developer morale, there are internal concerns over Rowling's commentary possibly affecting the sales of the game.

This game was reportedly due to be revealed at E3 2020 before the event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. It would've been revealed alongside a long-rumored Batman game and a Suicide Squad title being developed by WB Montreal and Rocksteady, respectively.

While the two games based on DC Comics are reportedly being revealed at the DC Fandome event in August, the Harry Potter game will be revealed at a later date, per Schreier's report. Then of course there's the recent news that parent company AT&T is considering selling off the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gaming division for a sum reported between $2 billion and $4 billion.

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Interesting. :eatpopcorn: Would you purchase the game with your $ if it was released now, ATRL?

 

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JonginBey

She’s ruining everything about this franchise. I hate her :weeps:

 

I still want to play the game though.

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BlackoutZone
Posted (edited)

Ugh I ****ing hate JK transphobic ass but I need that ****ing game in my life I’m sorry :weeps:

the leaked footage is so amazing

 

 

Edited by BlackoutZone

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thatsmydemi

J.K. Rowling better SHUT THE **** UP and not ruin this 

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Mirtilo

I'm not a gamer, but I would buy it (the PC version if there's one)

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Anthem

I'm glad video games aren't in a locked case at my local Walmart. :lakitu:

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JonginBey
Just now, Anthem said:

I'm glad video games aren't in a locked case at my local Walmart. :lakitu:

:deadbanana:

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Puma

:skull:

yup, Rowling already did too much. Her sphere doesn’t co-sign. Time to just hang it off.

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rihannabiggestfan

Axe it

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Puma
2 minutes ago, Mirtilo said:

I'm not a gamer, but I would buy it (the PC version if there's one)

Same :duca: it looks so good i need to try it

 

3 minutes ago, Anthem said:

I'm glad video games aren't in a locked case at my local Walmart. :lakitu:

Will be the first time or... :laugh:

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Talking Fish

The PS1 games were so good back in the day

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Illuminati

In truth people don't really care about the author. My older sister is a die hard Harry Potter fan but I don't recall her mentioning JK once. This is why cancel culture is futile for the most part. I just hope this maybe discourages future projects involving Harry Potter, if companies really care so much about he effect of her transphobic tweets

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Brando

I don't think gamers partilary care about this stuff tbh 

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NicoleAMatty

I've been hyped about this game since 2018, she better NOT screw this up. :biblio:

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Rev8

As someone said, gamers dont care about these stuff

they are attacking game companies that voice support for BLM

and even attacking Last Of Us 2 for including LGBTQ narratives

 

most gamers are almost in the same league as rap stans

will support the thing that they like even if it's problematic

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Mr. Blue_Shirt

Her not being involved is hilarious to me ngl :dies:

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Heldenzeit

She doesn’t exist to me. 
 

Harry Potter is a cultural tale that was handed down from generation to generation. No one knows its true roots. :heart:

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chester
Posted (edited)

People are blowing it way out of proportions...outside of twitter and the internet, not many people truly care about the problematic things she has said. 
 

harry potter is and will ALWAYS be a cultural phenomenon and the only way this game could flop would be the game being terrible. 

Edited by chester

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Da Vinci

Them being like "we are going to pretend we didn't hear that!" *tongue click*

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Lille

There's not even a 1% chance this game would flop due to JK's transphobic nonsense.

 

The Harry Potter brand is so ridiculously strong that with a game like this, with this level of graphical prowess and (hopefully) strong game-play, would need to be monumentally s**t to not sell well.

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feelslikeadream

They should be. I deleted Wizards Unite from my phone after her blog post and won't be giving her any of my coins in the future either :sistrens:

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Ivory.
2 hours ago, Lille said:

There's not even a 1% chance this game would flop due to JK's transphobic nonsense.

 

The Harry Potter brand is so ridiculously strong that with a game like this, with this level of graphical prowess and (hopefully) strong game-play, would need to be monumentally s**t to not sell well.

Yeah. The franchise is way bigger than Joanne at this point. They don't have anything to worry about.

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Venom

I'm thinking that any companies that have projects with Harry Potter will simply have to put out disclaimers that they do not support JK's views

 

Kind of like this: 

 

 

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Massive_Teardrop

I don't think JK will stop this

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Rv1709

A new batman and suicide squad game is more interesting 

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