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Hogwarts Legacy to be Steam Deck Verified at launch

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For Harry Potter fans, the upcoming release of Hogwarts Legacy is fast approaching and it seems they're making sure it works on Steam Deck. Well, that might be a bit of a stretch, they might have just loaded it up to see if it works, but the result to players is the same.

When asked about the status of it on Twitter, the official WB Games Support account noted "We reached out to the Hogwarts Legacy team for you and were able to confirm that the game WILL be Steam Deck verified on launch. We hope this helps with your decision! Take care." — good news for anyone who plans to pick it up. Being Steam Deck Verified almost always means it will work well on desktop Linux too.

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Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover magical beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents and become the wizard you want to be.

Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it. Live the Unwritten.

Available for pre-order on Humble Store and Steam.

Something to be aware of though, are all the issues surrounding the Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling. An article on Forbes goes through some of it and goes into better detail than I can. Comments on it are open, as long as people don’t throw around insults at each other, respectful debate is fine.

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micha 12 Jan
Nice, very much looking forward to this one!
TheSHEEEP 12 Jan
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Really good news!
I will likely never play this game.

But hey, that's good. If WB Games did the check internally, it looks rather good for the Steam Deck.
kuhpunkt 12 Jan
QuoteHey there, David! Thanks so much for reaching out to us. At this time compatibility for the Steam Deck has not been confirmed by the Hogwarts Legacy team. If you have any other questions, let us know, we're happy to help. Take care!

https://twitter.com/wbgamessupport/status/1613593444953227280?s=46&t=G0MAnV_tjLPy6-e6wxi5pg

mt 12 Jan
Reminder that buying this game financially supports JKR
Liam Dawe 12 Jan
Quoting: kuhpunkt
QuoteHey there, David! Thanks so much for reaching out to us. At this time compatibility for the Steam Deck has not been confirmed by the Hogwarts Legacy team. If you have any other questions, let us know, we're happy to help. Take care!

https://twitter.com/wbgamessupport/status/1613593444953227280?s=46&t=G0MAnV_tjLPy6-e6wxi5pg

The one linked in the article was posted later.
Liam Dawe 12 Jan
A reminder to all: no fights in the comments. Don't quote other people to fight. I will remove any that do. If you have something to say you feel is important, that's fine, but don't quote others to fight on it.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 12 January 2023 at 8:18 pm UTC
I couldn't care less about Harry Potter, but it's encouraging to see big publishers caring about steamdeck, and, indirectly linux. Definitely something we never, ever saw before steamdeck.
Klaas 4 years 12 Jan
I only like the first four books. The rest is rather ridiculous since she thinks that randomly executing characters and a racist teacher employing physical torture on a child equals mature story.
TimeFreeze 12 Jan
Loved the books , movies and games (okay not every game but most were decent/great) that came out so far so its pretty much an Instant buy. Might even pre-order to get early access.
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