Troy Leavitt is no longer involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy as a producer. After criticizing his controversial statements, he resigned from his post and left the studio.
After a previous postponement, Hogwarts Legacy has to do without the previous producer. Troy Leavitt, an industry veteran who worked at Acclaim and Disney before joining Avalanche Software, announced on Twitter that he has resigned.
“I have made the decision to part ways with Avalanche Software. I have nothing but good things to say about the game, the dev team, and WB Games. I will be releasing a YouTube video about this soon on my channel,” Leavitt said.
It was apparently also his YouTube channel that ultimately led to his resignation. Leavitt was recently accused of expressing pro- GamerGate and anti-social justice views in previous videos. He had also criticized Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency and defended John Lasseter and Nolan Bushnell, who are accused of se*ual harassment and toxic work culture, especially against women.
“I felt absolutely secure in my position. However, I still wanted to resign for reasons that I will explain in that forthcoming video. I’m in excellent spirits and very pleased with my relationship with WB and Avalanche,” he said.
Hogwarts Legacy was discussed several times this year, a few days ago Bloomberg spread the rumor that Hogwarts Legacy contains a character creator with which players can create transgender characters. And earlier this year, the action RPG was officially postponed to 2022 to give Avalanche Software developers the time to create the best experience possible.