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Hogwarts Legacy PS5 State of Play confirmed for today — time and how to watch

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Sony has announced its teaming up with Warner Bros Games and Avalanche Software to hold a PS5 State of Play stream dedicated exclusively to Hogwarts Legacy this week.

News comes by way of the PlayStation Blog, and it’s been confirmed the livestream will broadcast today (Thursday, March 17( at 2 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The showcase will run 20 minutes in length and feature over 14 minutes of Hogwarts Legacy gameplay on PS5. There will also be some insights into the development process from the team at Avalanche Software. 

This State of Play stream will be the first time that Hogwarts Legacy has been showcased since its initial announcement all the way back in September 2020. Since then its reveal trailer has racked up more than 28 million views on YouTube, becoming the fourth most watched video ever on the PlayStation channel. 

Ahead of this State of Play, a few teasers have been posted to social media. One is essentially just 30 seconds of logos over some slightly sinister music, but the one below does include a very short snippet of gameplay. These clips have got us even more excited to see the full gameplay presentation in just a few hours. 

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Hogwarts Legacy was originally scheduled for release in 2021, but was pushed into 2022 in January last year. The development team at Avalanche stated this delay was to give “the game the time it needs” in order to meet the expectations of the passionate Wizarding World fanbase. 

No launch date beyond a vague 2022 has yet to be announced, but fingers crossed more specific release information is given out during this upcoming State of Play.  

How to watch the Hogwarts Legacy State of Play

The Hogwarts Legacy State of Play is scheduled to take place Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. GMT. The live-streamed presentation will be available across various platforms including Twitch and YouTube. 

There likely won’t be any form of pre-show, but you will still be able to join the stream prior to the State of Play starting so you don’t miss a moment of the magic. The embedded link above is all you need, just return to this article right before the show starts and press play. 

The show is confirmed to run for 20 minutes, and will include more than 14 minutes of Hogwarts Legacy gameplay. It’s highly likely that Hogwarts Legacy will be the only game shown during this State of Play. 

Rory Mellon

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.