In the next Harry potter-Thu Hogwarts Legacy it will be possible to develop a transgender character, reports Bloomberg Tuesday according to anonymous sources working on the game. It is striking because Harry potterAuthor JK Rowling has previously been charged with transphobia.
At the start of the game, players can create a character with a male or female voice, regardless of what the rest of the body looks like.
Then players can choose to become a witch or a wizard. This choice determines which Hogwarts School of Magic (Hogwarts) dormitory the characters will be placed in and how they will be approached in the game.
Such options are not uncommon in games these days, but it is striking for a Harry potter-Thu. Rowling, who is not involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, has been criticized for some time because of the statements she made last summer. “People who have their period are women,” she wrote on Twitter at the time.
Twitter has accused her of transphobia because transgender people can also get their period. Too Harry potterMovie stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson condemned his statements.
I tried to make the game as inclusive as possible
Rowling’s comments also shocked some of the people who worked on the game, reports. Bloomberg. As a result, some members of the development team wanted to make the game as inclusive as possible. For example, he was asked to adapt the characters.
Hogwarts Legacy is an open world game with elements of role playing in the world of the character Harry Potter. The game is expected to be playable on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X in 2022. The game is being developed by Avalanche Software in collaboration with Portkey Games.