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Hogwarts Legacy's PlayStation Exclusive Quest Has Fans In An Uproar

Fans of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter are finally getting their chance to jump back into the fantasy world via a video game. It has been some time since J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World has made its way to consoles, as after the film series concluded in 2011, so did the "Harry Potter" games. Although, there have been a few exceptions, such as the mobile game "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" and multiple "Lego Dimensions" packs. So, it's understandable why gamers and fans of the series are clamoring to jump back into the magical Wizarding World.

The upcoming title, "Hogwarts Legacy," is an open-world action RPG developed by Avalanche Software and launches on February 10, 2023. Although the game isn't based on the "Harry Potter" series, it is set in the Wizarding World. According to the game's FAQ page, players will take control of a student in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1800s as they embark on a brand-new adventure. And, of course, players will utilize magic abilities and tame magical beasts during their quest.

However, many are worried about the upcoming game for several reasons. But that didn't stop the developer from producing the Collector's Edition, which includes a floating wand, from quickly selling out (via Press-start). With the announcement of multiple game editions came another red flag. According to reports, those who buy the game on PlayStation will get an exclusive quest not available on other platforms, and fans aren't happy.

Fans aren't happy at this exclusivity

As soon as the pre-order page for "Hogwarts Legacy" went up, fans started comparing the different versions of the game. They quickly noticed that the Deluxe Edition included 72 hours of early access and an in-game Dark Arts Pack. But fans also noticed that the PlayStation versions of the game had "Exclusive Quest" listed as one of its bonuses, something that was missing from the other console versions. Avalanche Games community manager Chandler Wood confirmed that this exclusive quest would only be available on PlayStation.

Fans quickly took to social media to express their disappointment and outrage. One user wrote, "Excluding others of actual playable content when the price is the same for all ... is disgusting." User @coopr001 voiced their opinion that cosmetics and in-game item bonuses as rewards are understandable but cutting content is not okay. They explained that this exclusivity lessened their interest in the game. Some even joked that due to the recent increase in the PlayStation 5's price in select regions, players are paying upwards of $50 for the exclusive quest.

Currently, there is no information on this exclusive quest or if it will eventually become available on other platforms, but it seems it has already done more harm than good.