Digital Arts almost made a Harry Potter MMO however determined to cancel the mission because of “modifications” on the writer and an absence of religion within the Harry Potter model remaining common, apparently.
This data comes from Kim Salzer, the previous director of product marketing at EA (2000-2003). Throughout a current interview with The Actual Brandolorian, Salzer was requested to touch upon canceled tasks, and she or he talked about the Harry Potter sport.
“A giant one for me, as a result of I used to be so personally concerned in it and it is such an enormous IP that has lived on, is a on-line massively multiplayer sport for Harry Potter,” Salzer mentioned (via Polygon).
The Harry Potter sport would have use an “offline/on-line” mannequin the place gamers could be mailed bodily prizes to go together with their in-game achievements, apparently.
The sport superior to the beta stage of growth, Salzer mentioned, however EA finally pulled the plug. “EA was going by way of some modifications at the moment, and so they simply did not know, or consider sufficient, that that IP would have a shelf life longer than a 12 months or two,” Salzer defined.
EA was the previous rights-holder for the Harry Potter sport license and made many Harry Potter games earlier than the license shifted to Warner Bros., which now makes Harry Potter video games by way of its Portkey label. The following huge Harry Potter sport is 2022’s Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world sport set earlier than the occasions of the movies.
The film sequence continues, too, with Implausible Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore developing in 2022. Exterior of that, there’s a Harry Potter retrospective particular coming to HBO Max on January 1 to rejoice the twentieth anniversary of the movie sequence.
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