Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions Announced, Testing Signups Now Open
Warner Bros. Games has announced a “standalone Quidditch experience” called Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions, and playtest sign-ups are now open.
According to the game description FAQ page, Quidditch Champions allows players to take part in Wizarding World’s iconic sports and “other broomstick adventures with friends in a competitive multiplayer setting.” Because the game requires a constant internet connection to play, Warner Bros. Games is hosting exclusive playtests to try out new Harry Potter titles.
Calling all Beaters, Chasers, Keepers and Seekers! Sign up for the Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions exclusive playtest is now open! Sign Up https://t.co/E9cQekLOzV. #quidditch champion pic.twitter.com/AQhKfg4NKD
— Warner Bros. Games (@wbgames) April 17, 2023
During playtesting, you can play the game alone or team up with friends and others online. You can also create and customize your character to your liking.
Quidditch Champions has been in development at Unbroken Studios for several years, and Unbroken Studios also helped develop Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Warner Bros. Games, along with Portkey Games, which publishes the game, have released the following statement regarding Quidditch Champions’ relationship with the Harry Potter franchise.
“Although Portkey Games is not a direct adaptation of the books or movies, the games are firmly rooted in the magical world of the wizarding world. Immerse yourself in a world of magic.”
The announcement of Quidditch Champions follows the release of Hogwarts Legacy for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Hogwarts Legacy has sold more than 12 million copies in the two weeks since its release in February, despite controversy surrounding the authorship of Harry Potter. The game will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on May 5th, and the Nintendo Switch version will be released on July 25th.
You can sign up for a playtest on the official site Quidditch Champion Website If you would like a first look.For more information on the game, see the game’s discord server. Playtests begin on his April 21st.
Update: A previous version of this article said playtests would run from April 21st to April 22nd. The playtest has since been updated to reflect that he will only start on April 21st.
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