An upcoming LEGO Harry Potter reboot has forced Traveler’s Tales to cancel a number of brick-based games, including Marvel and Star Wars titles. The news comes off the recent success of both LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Hogwarts Legacy, showing that something troubling is happening at the LEGO developer’s studios.
Sources told NintendoLife that a Skywalker Saga-style reboot will be happening with LEGO Harry Potter. Due to the time and work needed to cram seven stories into one game, numerous Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars LEGO projects have been canceled.
These projects include a LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy game, a LEGO Disney game with Diablo-like combat, and story-based DLC for LEGO Star Wars based on The Mandalorian. While a DLC character pack based on The Mandalorian did come out, it’s clear that something more ambitious was in the works.
LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy was reportedly in development for 18 months, so the fact that they’d cancel it after all that time is disappointing. LEGO Star Wars DLC based on The Mandalorian would’ve also added some much-needed replayability to the Skywalker Saga.
Despite these cancelations for a LEGO Harry Potter reboot, there is some good news; the higher-ups have addressed previous complaints about crunch culture. According to Fanbyte, some steps have been made to make the lives of employees a bit easier, though things could be better.
Rebooting LEGO Harry Potter might also be a good call, especially after the success of Hogwarts Legacy. Now that the franchise is hot again, fans would love to play through the seven books/eight movies again. Doing so with the refined gameplay that was brought to the Skywalker Saga would be ideal.
For now, fans can purchase the LEGO Harry Potter Collection on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. These are a compilation of the first two LEGO Harry Potter games, though the gameplay is still that classic LEGO style, for better or worse.