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Warner Bros. reassures fans that J.K. Rowling isn’t directly involved with new Harry Potter game

The Verge Thursday, 17 September 2020
Warner Bros. reassures fans that J.K. Rowling isn’t directly involved with new Harry Potter gamePhoto by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Warner Bros., the studio that’s behind the latest Harry Potter video game title — Hogwarts Legacy, which will debut on next-gen consoles and PCs — has just posted an FAQ that directly addresses J.K. Rowling’s involvement with the title. “J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game, however, her extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World,” the company writes. “This is not a new story from J.K. Rowling.”

That will certainly reassure some corners of the internet. Over the last few years, Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has made a name for herself as a prominent trans-exclusionary radical feminist online.

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