Upon its launch earlier this yr, Hogwarts Legacy obtained loads of reward for delivering the full-fledged open world motion RPG Harry Potter expertise that it did, however there have been some omissions within the expertise that caught many gamers’ consideration. For example, though the sport permits gamers to make use of the three Unforgivable Curses, they have been actually unforgivable solely in title, with no morality system in place for there to be any penalties to gamers’ actions.
Because it seems, a morality system was certainly meant to be within the recreation. As revealed in a video uploaded by dataminer GrandTheftDiamonds (caught by PC Gamer), newly found information level to gamers being penalized and punished in sure methods for quite a lot of issues.
Actions corresponding to extortion, bullying, sleeping and misbehaving in school, and extra would end in a deduction of Home Factors for whichever Home you’re in, whereas different penalties to extra critical crimes, like utilizing Unforgivable Curses and murdering individuals, would see “authority figures” being known as in, which presumably would have been the sport’s equal of a wished system.
Curiously, different information discovered by the dataminer additionally point out that developer Avalanche Software program had initially additionally deliberate to incorporate a status system that might dictate how your relationship is faring with characters, with ranks for relationships together with Hate, Dislike, Detached, Acquainted, Cordial, Pleasant, and Companion.
Based mostly on all this, it actually does look like Avalanche’s unique imaginative and prescient for the sport would have included a a lot higher deal with life sim mechanics and open world sandbox techniques. Growing video games is, after all, a particularly iterative course of, and concepts and options getting scrapped is way from an unusual occurrence- although it must be attention-grabbing to see whether or not Avalanche decides to revisit any of those concepts in a possible sequel- which, given how nicely the primary recreation is promoting, looks as if an inevitability at this level.
Hogwarts Legacy is accessible on PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and launches for the Nintendo Swap on November 14.