Indeed, Hogwarts Legacy has amassed a massive following on Twitch. The videogame community is now getting a glimpse at how much demand there is in Avalanche Software’s Hogwarts Legacy, which was predicted to sell strongly solely on the number of presales alone.
Since 2018’s initial gameplay video release of Hogwarts Legacy, excitement for this event has been growing for months, if not years. Although the title was met with disapproval by some, the prospect of enrolling in a supernatural academy appears to have piqued the curiosity of enthusiasts and even those who aren’t normally involved in the fan community. Hogwarts Legacy is currently at the top of the Steam wishlist ranking and was one of the most waiting-to-buy titles for the PlayStation 5. Already showing promise on Twitch, Hogwarts Legacy has been predicted to be one of the year’s most popular video games.
You can only play Hogwarts Legacy right now if you prepurchased the premium edition. The result is that many fans are eager to play the game but lack the necessary hardware to do so. As a result, viewing the game being streamed by others is the greatest option for most people who want to get a glimpse of it before it officially airs. When Hogwarts Legacy reached 1.3 million concurrent spectators on February 7, it became the most-watched title on Twitch. In 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 had 1.14 million viewers, making it the most-watched video game in history. Drop-enabled partner broadcasters have upped the ante, awarding five in-game goodies to viewers who follow two hours of Hogwarts Legacy broadcasts throughout a three-week period.
Viewing the early access or launch broadcast hosted by Avalanche Software is the sole way for fans to receive Merlin’s Cloak, while the other four items may be earned by attending the partnered streams. In addition, the milestone for the most simultaneous watchers at any one moment goes to League of Legends, with 3.11 million. Despite this, Hogwarts Legacy fared very well in its own right. With the complete release of Hogwarts Legacy happening in just two days and the Nintendo Switch version coming out in July, interest in the game is only anticipated to rise.
The ability to attend courses and explore Hogwarts and its surroundings is a big part of what makes Hogwarts Legacy so appealing to enthusiasts. Seeing how well Hogwarts Legacy sells a week and a month following its Switch debut may be of interesting to many.