The Harry Potter universe will return to video games thanks to Hogwarts Legacy , a title that is in the middle of a controversy due to transphobic comments from JK Rowling, the author of the popular magic franchise.
The title was scheduled to debut this year, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Software decided to push it back to 2022 to meet fan expectations. According to a recent report, the developers will bet on the inclusion to get rid of the controversy that the writer generated.
HOGWARTS LEGACY WILL BET ON INCLUSION WITH ITS CHARACTERS
Jason Schreier, a Bloomberg journalist, reports that Hogwarts Legacy will have a system for players to create and customize their character. Sources say that this option will allow the design of characters with a male or female voice, regardless of how their body looks.
The title will also let players choose between being a wizard or a witch, which will determine which section of Hogwarts they will spend their days in and how the rest of the characters will address them. According to sources, these customization options are an attempt to get away from Rowling’s controversial stance.
The writer was criticized for a series of degrading criticisms and comments towards transgender people. Schreier notes that the development team works to make Hogwarts Legacy inclusive. The most viable option to achieve this was the personalization system.
Everything indicates that this proposal was not approved instantly by the administration of the studies; however, it appears that it will be available at the game’s launch. As of this writing, neither Warner Bros. Interactive nor Avalanche have commented on the report.
Hogwarts Legacy will arrive in 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC.