The New Harry Potter game will reportedly allow transgender characters after J.K. Rowling’s row.
A new Harry Potter computer game will allow for transgender characters. After software developers working on the release were upset by JK Rowling’s comments on gender, reports have suggested.
Exciting updates in the Harry Potter game
The next Harry Potter video game will allow players to customize their character’s voice. Besides, body type and gender placement for the school dormitories. Secondly, taking a stride toward inclusivity after several recent controversies stemming from comments by series creator J.K. Rowling that we saw as transphobic.
Hogwarts Legacy has scheduled for 2022 release from publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. and developer Avalanche Software. When players start up the game of Harry Potter, they will create a character that has a masculine or feminine voice. Above all, according to people familiar with the game’s development, no matter what their body looks like. The people requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to the press.
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Players will then get to select one of two options, “witch” or “wizard” in Harry Potter. It will determine the dorm they get placed in at the magical school of Hogwarts. And how other characters in the game address them.
Although this customization level has grown more common in video games. And is no longer unusual, it’s noteworthy for Hogwarts Legacy. Last summer, Rowling made several comments widely viewed as demeaning toward transgender people. That denounced by many, including Harry Potter film stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. The comments also rattled some people working on the game, Bloomberg reported.
As a result, some Hogwarts Legacy development team members have fought to make the game as inclusive as possible. The pushing for character customization and even for a transgender character to be added. There was resistance from management. First, the people familiar with the project said, but currently, the character customization is included in the game. A Warner Bros. spokesperson declined to comment.