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Will J.K. Rowling Profit From Hogwarts Legacy?

If you're wondering whether J.K. Rowling will be receiving profits from Hogwarts Legacy, then you've come to the right place.
Will J.K. Rowling Profit From Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy is an upcoming title by Avalanche Software set in the world of witchcraft and wizardry. The game is heavily inspired and based on the Harry Potter novel series, authored by J.K. Rowling. With this being the case, many fans wonder whether she will receive profits once the game is released. So let's discuss how the release and production of Hogwarts Legacy will benefit J.K. Rowling and to what extent the game will affect her bottom line. 

Will J.K. Rowling Profit From Hogwarts Legacy?

In short, the answer is yes, J.K. Rowling will profit from Hogwarts Legacy. 'But why?' you might ask. Well, it's because she owns the Harry Potter franchise's IP (intellectual property). As a result, since Hogwarts Legacy is based on the Harry Potter universe and its namesake, J.K. Rowling will be profiting from the game and its revenue.

While this news can be seen neutrally by some, many fans are somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of supporting J.K. Rowling after her more recent controversies. We won't cover everything that's happened in detail, but the gist is that she's been on the hot plate for a while due to some transphobic comments she's made on Twitter, as well as her recent novel that was just as controversial.

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J.K. Rowling will profit from Hogwarts Legacy as she owns the Harry Potter IP. (Picture: WB Games)

Did J.K. Rowling Work on Hogwarts Legacy?

The developers of the game Avalance Software have come forward to make it clear that the controversial author hasn't made any contributions to the game whatsoever. And while Hogwarts Legacy won't feature any of her input, playing the game will indirectly support her regardless.

Some fans have even considered boycotting the game to support the larger transgender community. In contrast, others who are more invested in the Harry Potter world and are separating it from the surrounding drama say they will buy it, even if reluctantly.

At the time of writing, there's no way to purchase the game without supporting J.K. Rowling, and while it's unclear if the game will be available via PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass, even playing the title without directly buying it will still grant her royalties.

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Although she didn't work on the game at all, players will have to choose whether they want to buy the game as it will support J.K. Rowling. (Picture: WB Games)

This decision has created a general split in the community surrounding the game. As a result, those interested in the game will have to use their moral compass to make a purchasing decision. Either way, we'll be covering the latest news surrounding the game as it releases, and whether you buy it or not, be sure to check back here soon for more news surrounding Hogwarts Legacy.