Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass: What You Need To Know
Hogwarts Legacy is a new single-player campaign game set in the wizarding world that hosted Harry Potter. Set in the 1800s, long before Harry Potter's arrival (sorry, Harry Potter fans), Hogwarts Legacy allows players to create their wizard or witch legacy. The game will release on February 10, 2023. Will this game be included in Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service? Let's find out.
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WB Games and Xbox Game Pass
Warner Bros. Games and Xbox Game Pass have a kind relationship. Since they are not competing services, a partnership seems to be the more profitable play. Several WB Games have been added to Game Pass, including Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Back 4 Blood, and Mortal Kombat 11. That's a good footnote for those hoping to see Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass. Now the not-so-rosy news. Hit games like Gothom Knights have yet to be added to Game Pass, and very few day-one games are added from the WB Games catalog.
About Hogwarts Legacy
In Hogwarts Legacy, players can build their character with various magical talents set in the 19th-century wizarding world. Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s for the first time. Your character is a Hogwarts student with the knowledge to cause a rift in the wizarding community. You may now take control of the wizarding world's events and be at the center of your adventure. What you create from your history matters.
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation (PS4, PS5) and PC
The game will be available on PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 consoles.
What is Xbox Game Pass?
Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that gives players access to hundreds of Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S games. The pass costs $9.99 per month or $14.99 per month for Ultimate members. New games are added to the pass each month, and some leave as well after a period of time.
Is Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass?
There is no word if Hogwarts Legacy will be added to Xbox Game Pass. The release date for the game is February 10, 2023, which means we would have seen a "day one" release posting from Xbox by now. Avalanche Software may wait to see the game's success before jumping into bed with Microsoft. I speculate that Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass will depend on initial sales figures. If it is a success, there may not be a reason to place it on a subscription service. However, if it doesn't do as well as expected, we could probably see it joining Xbox Game Pass at some point. Subscribers will have to wait and see.
Is Hogwarts Legacy going on Game Pass?
Looking at the relationship between WB Games and Xbox Game Pass, it's hard not to get excited about the possibility of Hogwarts Legacy being included in the subscription service. Day-one additions are rare for WB Games, so don't get your hopes too high. However, given that the game is set to release on multiple platforms, Avalanche Software may be waiting to see how well it does before making a decision. They may not need Xbox Game Pass or Sony's PlayStation Plus to boost sales if it's a success. But if it struggles out of the gate, we could see Hogwarts Legacy on Game Pass down the road.