Hogwarts Legacy: Was Blasphemed, Now Breaks Viewership Records on Twitch

Rindi Putra
Hogwarts Legacy: Was Blasphemed, Now Breaks Viewership Records on Twitch
Hogwarts Legacy Was Blasphemed, Now Breaks Viewership Records on Twitch

Previously you could only see it in the movies, now you can play as one of the students in the magical world of Harry Potter. Hogwarts Legacy, a game that was also inspired by the Harry Potter film, can now be played on PC, XBOX, and PlayStation. Even though it was blasphemed, this film has now broken the record for the number of viewers on the live-streaming platform Twitch.

Even though the film ended long ago, the Harry Potter franchise written by J.K. Rowling still seems to have a strong influence on the market, especially among young people. Apart from exploring the world of theme parks, the business inspired by the Harry Potter films has also penetrated the world of games and has had great success.

Was Blasphemed?

Yup! Hogwarts Legacy game was blasphemed because of the feud between J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter novels) and the transgender group. Actually, this dispute has been around for a long time but heated up again when the game inspired by the Harry Potter novel, Hogwarts Legacy, began to approach its release date.

Some hostile accounts of J.K. Rowling started a campaign to boycott the Hogwarts Legacy games. Not only calls for boycotting games but there are also those who create websites that monitor every streamer or gamer who is live-streaming the game.

However, it seems that the call for a boycott has actually become a weapon for you, many of the streamers have deliberately live-streamed the Hogwarts Legacy game on its prime day. In addition, the number of spectators also looks more than usual and finally broke the record.

It seems that most netizens don't care about the feud between J.K. Rowling and the transgender group, they just want to relax and enjoy a game that has been painstakingly made by game developers who also have nothing to do with the conflict.

Hogwarts Legacy Breaks Viewership Records on the live streaming platform, Twitch

The feud between J.K. Rowling and the transgender group doesn't seem to be an obstacle for game lovers and Harry Potter fans to play Hogwarts Legacy games. On its release date (early access), Hogwarts Legacy broke the record on live streaming media Twitch, as the most-watched game at the same time, reaching 1.3 million viewers.

This means that at the same time, there are 1.2 million accounts that are actively watching streamers playing the Hogwarts Legacy game. A very fantastic number for a single-player game or a game that can only be played by one person.

Until now, I have observed on the Twitch website that the number of Hogwarts Legacy viewers (657,000 viewers) is still above the number of viewers in the "Just Chatting" category (489,000 viewers). The Just Chatting category usually gets the most number of viewers compared to other categories, even when compared to the gaming category.

It seems that the feud above is also one of the factors why this game is so popular on the first day of its release. Whether it's good or bad, it's proven that in some cases, feuds on social media will usually attract a large audience and make the product or thing being discussed get higher exposure than usual, such as free advertising.

Did J.K. Rowling was involved in making this game?

Indirectly. Based on the game developer's statement, J.K. Rowling was not directly involved in making the game, but all aspects and stories in the game were inspired by the novels created by J.K. Rowling.

The development team also always works closely with J.K. Rowling to ensure that every detail in the game remains in line with the world of Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling's novels.

The storyline of Hogwarts Legacy

In this game, players will play as students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 18th century. Players will adventure in the wizarding world and find interesting things that have never been seen before.

Over time, players will be able to develop their magic abilities, concoct medicines, create magic shields, and fight against baddies and monsters who are also given their own abilities.

As a player, you can also choose the Hogwarts house you want when you start the game. Before that, you can also choose your own character and costume for the character you play.

Will there be Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, or Ron Weasley in the game?

No. As explained above, this game is set in the 1800s which means you are at Hogwarts long before Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley came to the school.

Hogwarts Legacy score

Apart from the controversy, does this Hogwarts Legacy game really have good quality? Here are the scores given by various media and game critics for Hogwarts Legacy.

  • Metacritic — 83
  • Carole Quintaine — 100
  • MeuPlayStation — 100
  • Areajugones — 97
  • PlayStation Universe — 95
  • TierraGamer — 95
  • Atomix — 93
  • CD-Action — 90
  • Finger Guns — 90
  • Games Rant — 90
  • God is a Geek — 90
  • Hobby Consolas — 90
  • Jeuxvideo.com — 90
  • IGN — 90
  • Australian Press Start — 90
  • Brazilian PSX — 90
  • WellPlayed — 90
  • Spazio Games — 87
  • MeriStation — 85
  • Multiplayer.it — 85
  • TrueGaming — 85
  • Vandals — 82
  • Eurogamer Poland — 80
  • GameSpew — 80
  • Metro GameCentral — 80
  • Push Square — 80
  • VGC — 80
  • We Got This Covered — 80
  • GamesRadar+ — 70
  • The Sixth Axis — 70

Even though not all media have given an assessment, from the data above it can be seen that this game is very promising and has good quality. We'll see in the next few days after a review from a platform like Steam appears, will it get good results as above?

Does it really have multiple endings?

In short, yes. This game has multiple endings according to the player's choice. However, from the information circulating, there are only 3 possible endings when players successfully complete this game. Even though the ending choices are not as many as expected, 3 endings in my opinion are enough as long as each end has a strong and solid story.

What are you waiting for, the Hogwarts Legacy game can be downloaded and played on all game consoles such as XBOX, PlayStation, and PC. Enjoy exploring the magical world of Harry Potter!

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Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
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