It was reported in January that Avalanche Software’s open-world Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, was being delayed to give it the time it needs to provide the best gaming experience. Now it seems there may be more happening behind the scenes, as game developer Troy Leavitt has left Avalanche Software. Kotaku reported that he posted tweets announcing his departure, with plans to publish more videos on his YouTube channel about this latest turn of events.
1. I have made the decision to part ways with Avalanche Software. I have nothing but good things to say about the game, the dev team, and WB Games.— Troy Leavitt (@Troylus_true) March 5, 2021
2. I will be releasing a YouTube Video about this soon on my channel.
To clarify: I felt absolutely secure in my position. However, I still wanted to resign for reasons that I will explain in that forthcoming video . I’m in excellent spirits and very pleased with my relationship with WB and Avalanche. 😄👍— Troy Leavitt (@Troylus_true) March 5, 2021
Leavitt drew criticism after making a series of controversial YouTube videos in February. His positive statements about his fellow team members at Avalanche Software and WB Games indicate that he still supports them. It remains to be seen what effect his departure will have on Hogwarts Legacy and its release.