Does JK Rowling make money from Hogwarts Legacy? – Answered

Aaryanshi Mohan
|Published 21/01/2023

JK Rowling quickly went from being one of the most loved writers to being one of the most controversial ones. Her stance on transgender women and the LGTBQ community was widely criticized and that has followed her to Hogwarts Legacy, as well. People have been wondering if JK Rowling makes money from Hogwarts Legacy.

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Does JK Rowling get a share of the money Hogwarts Legacy makes?

Hogwarts Legacy draws a lot of inspiration from the world of Harry Potter that was created by Rowling. But does she get a part of the cut from the money the game makes? This question has been in the minds of plenty.

The issue is a pressing one, and the developers addressed the issue on their website. Avalanche Software clarified that the game doesn’t have any kind of involvement from Rowling.

The FAQ section read:

“J.K. Rowling is not involved in the creation of the game, but as the creator of the wizarding world and one of the world’s greatest storytellers, her extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World.”

The website has also made it extremely clear that the game carries a different story, away from the world that was created by JK Rowling. However, they also say that since she is the creator of Harry Potter and adjacent Wizarding World franchises, she will get some kind of royalty from the sales of the game.

“This is not a new story from J.K. Rowling, however, we have collaborated closely with her team on all aspects of the game to ensure it remains in line with the magical experiences fans expect.”

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Aaryanshi Mohan

Aaryanshi Mohan

Aaryanshi Mohan is an Esports writer and the Content Manager for Gaming and Esports at The SportsRush. Her love for video games started at a very young age and she just found a way to make both of her passions-- writing and gaming into a career. She loves old school games-- Commander Keen 4 is her all time favourite. Valorant and PUBG are her newest loves. When not gaming, or writing, you can find Aaryanshi reading, cooking or eating ramen.

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