Harry Potter open-world action RPG reportedly in the works by Avalanche Software
It appears that Avalanche Software, makers of Disney Infinity (not Avalanche of Just Cause fame) are working on a new open-world action RPG set in the Harry Potter universe if a leaked video is to be believed. That would line up with Avalanche Software recently hiring for people versed in British school culture and British school literature, and their game was a AAA UE4 open world RPG - this fits all of that.
Reddit user VapeThisBro shared captured footage of what he claims to be the focus test. While he was never asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, he was told no phones or cameras were permitted while they played the video, so chances are that person will have to deal with the consequences. Either way, we get to reap the benefits.
Here is the fact sheet provided to the guests at the reveal:
Set in the 19th Century (1800s) Wizarding World, this third-person open-world action RPG game centers around your character with unique abilities who has eared a late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are a newly arrived fifth year student to Hogwarts that demonstrates a latent gift for magic with a unique ability to track and identify remnants of a pottant ancient power.
Upon arrival, strange events begin to materialize In the Forbidden Forrest and trouble begins to brew within the castle walls. Together with Professor Elezar Fig, you embark on a journey through both familiar and never before seen locations to bring to light the truth behind these mysterious occurrences.
On your quest you will craft potions, master new spells, and discover fantastical beasts, you will battle Dark Wizards, Goblins, and other supernatural enemies and uncover the truth about your destiny. The Fate of the Wizarding World lies in your hands.
Journey to Hogwarts to become one of 8 different Wizard types.
Experience Hogwarts, make new friends, uncover new secrets, and change the fate of the Wizarding World.
Experience a new magic system that creates countless possibilities to master magic.
Freely explore the Wizarding World for the first time.
Choose your house and friends at Hogwarts, and decide to pursue a path of good or evil.
Create your own witch or wizard, and experience an all new story separate from the books or films.
As one would expect, Warner Bros was quick to take down the footage on YouTube. Fortunately, you can watch a back-up at this link. Thanks to Press Start for the story.