The talented team behind Hogwarts Legacy have been showing us the magic behind the game, using motion capture and many other clever techniques to bring Hogwarts’ characters and creatures to life. Take a look!

Today, Hogwarts Legacy becomes available for PlayStation4 and Xbox One – and to celebrate, some of the developers of Hogwarts Legacy have been showing us some of their own witchcraft that went into the game.

Brendan Casey, Associate Animator, Kevin Chesnos, Lead Cinematic Animator, Moira Rausch, Mo-Cap Technician, and Matt Dibb, Senior Animator, got together to pick out some of the weirdest and most wonderful moments they had while creating Hogwarts Legacy, using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques.

In the video, you’ll learn how certain magical creatures came to life (how do you create a reference point for… a dragon?!) and discover how the team visualised the reactions of characters during their adventures.

The experts had to ask themselves many an odd question (“how much does a troll weigh?”) in order to fully realise certain elements of the wizarding world, and used real-world references to transform Hogwarts Legacy into a truly authentic experience.

Hogwarts Legacy is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can learn more about how to pick it up for your console at the official website.

And! Remember, if you’re a member of the Harry Potter Fan Club, you can account link with us and bring your wizarding world credentials into the game. Here’s how you do it.