Why we are not reviewing Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy is a video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive releasing on February 10 2023. It is an open-world adventure role-playing game set within the Harry Potter (or Wizarding World) universe, which is based on a series of children’s novels by British author J.K. Rowling.

In recent years, Rowling has expressed increasingly blatant transphobic views, including associating with many well known transphobes, publishing transphobic scaremongering in her Robert Galbraith series of mystery novels, and repeatedly tweeting in support of transphobic organizations. Today, her Twitter feed is focussed majorly on furthering her transphobia. It is for this reason that Entertainium has decided not to review Hogwarts Legacy. Although not directly involved in the development of the game, Rowling will be profiting from every sale. By reviewing the game, we would be tacitly supporting an intellectual property owned by Rowling through our coverage.

Entertainium stands in solidarity with trans people worldwide. Trans rights are human rights. We encourage players who are supportive of the trans community not to purchase or play Hogwarts Legacy.