Scrapped by EA
In a interview with Twitch streamer The Real Brandolorian, former EA director of product marketing (2000-2003) Kim Salzer revealed a Harry Potter MMO was in production. However it was cancelled due to EA believing the longterm viability of the series to be in doubt.
“We did all the research, we had the beta built out, it was a combination offline/online experience where we’d actually mail stuff to the kids, like prizes and ribbons and stuff like that”. Salzer continued, “Thoroughly researched, very confident in the success of this. But it was killed, for lack of a better term, because EA was going through changes at that time and they just didn’t know or believe enough that that IP would have a shelf-life longer than a year or two.”