Hogwarts Legacy 2 Could Be Developed In Unreal Engine 5, Suggests Job Listing

The sequel has not yet been officially announced.

Story Highlights

  • Hogwarts Legacy 2 could be developed using Unreal Engine 5, as suggested by a new job listing.
  • The first title has used Unreal Engine 4. The sequel could greatly improve visuals, as per rumors.
  • The next iteration has yet to be revealed by Warner Bros., but rumors suggest it’s in development.

Hogwarts Legacy 2 may use Unreal Engine 5 in its development. As spotted by Tech4Gamers, the tidbit was teased in a new job listing by Warner Bros. for the role of Senior Character Artist. One of the expected qualifications and experience requires the hiree to be familiar with game engines such as Unreal Engine 4 and 5. Hogwarts Legacy originally used Unreal Engine 4 during development.

The new Hogwarts Legacy 2 job listing for Senior Character Artists suggests title may use Unreal Engine 5.
The job listing for Senior Character Artist suggests Hogwarts Legacy 2 may use Unreal Engine 5.

The director of software engineering at WB Games, Jose Villeta, has also previously shown interest in working with Unreal Engine 5 during an interview. The devs may have gone along with Unreal Engine 4 for Hogwarts Legacy to ensure good performance on last-gen consoles. However, the UE5 is now slowly becoming the industry standard.

We are looking forward to Unreal Engine 5 for future projects knowing that we have a great foundation in place already.”

Why Hogwarts Legacy 2 Makes Sense

Despite initial controversy, Hogwarts Legacy has sold like hotcakes around the globe, reaching 24 million units in the last report. It was crowned 2023’s biggest physical release in the UK and has achieved many other gargantuan milestones. I reckon the sequel is already in development, as suggested by previous job listings and many other rumors

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Hogwarts Legacy came out on February 10, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. eXputer’s Asad Ahmed rated the RPG with a 4.5/5 score in his detailed review, dubbing it to be “a love letter to Harry Potter fans.” Before exploring the Wizarding World universe as a newbie, I suggest reading our all Brooms locations guide to choose the best mount in your playthrough.

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