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>Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Avalanche Software are creating a “big-budget Harry Potter game that will let players role-play as wizards and roam avast, open-world re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas,” Bloomberg reports (2). It will reportedly launch for ‘platforms including the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X’ in late 2021.
<Footage from the new Harry Potter game first leaked in October 2018. While the video was authentic, Bloomberg reports that “most of the rumors that have come out since are not.” However, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a backlash against franchise creator J.K. Rowling, and the possible sale of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game is seemingly still on track for its planned release.
>Studio management has reportedly yet to address recent comments from Rowling, which were widely seen as transphobic and made some members of the development team uncomfortable, sparking private discussions over the workplace communication app Slack.
>One person working on the game told Bloomberg that Rowling has “very little direct involvement” on the game.
<Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment planned to announce the new Harry Potter game during a press conference at E3 2020, which would have taken place in June, but was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bloomberg.
>Now, the company plans to unveil its new Batman game at DC FanDome on August 22, followed by the Harry Potter game at a later date, one person with knowledge of the plans told the outlet. Those plans were made before Rowling’s comments.
are any of the existing HP games good?
I remember hearing one was good
this game was a pretty epic rpg back in the dayhttps://www.metacritic.com/game/game-boy-advance/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone
also had a bunch of harry potter games for the ps2 and wii, they were open worldish and you get to explore hogwarts and the surrounding area
they're not excellent games by any means but certainly not shovelware
I went to the Yale University bookstore and bought and read a copy of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." I suffered a great deal in the process. The writing was dreadful; the book was terrible. As I read, I noticed that every time a character went for a walk, the author wrote instead that the character "stretched his legs." I began marking on the back of an envelope every time that phrase was repeated. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several dozen times. I was incredulous. Rowling's mind is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that she has no other style of writing.
But when I wrote that in a newspaper, I was denounced. I was told that children would now read only J.K. Rowling, and I was asked whether that wasn't, after all, better than reading nothing at all? If Rowling was what it took to make them pick up a book, wasn't that a good thing?
It is not. "Harry Potter" will not lead our children on to Kipling's "Just So Stories" or his "Jungle Book." It will not lead them to Thurber's "Thirteen Clocks" or Kenneth Grahame's "Wind in the Willows" or Lewis Carroll's "Alice."
Later I read a lavish, loving review of Harry Potter by the same Stephen King. He wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are reading Harry Potter at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to read Stephen King." And he was quite right. He was not being ironic. When you read "Harry Potter" you are, in fact, trained to read Stephen King.
Our society and our literature and our culture are being dumbed down, and the causes are very complex. I'm 73 years old. In a lifetime of teaching English, I've seen the study of literature debased. There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable.
Nice kc tire, I enjoyed it