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Harry Potter Video Game Hogwarts Legacy Will Allow Transgender Characters

Hogwarts Legacy will apparently feature a transgender character editor. This is what the well-informed video game journalist Jason Schreier reported a few hours ago.

According to a new report by well-known gaming journalist Jason Schreier, the character editor of Hogwarts Legacy will allow you to choose your voice and body type regardless of gender.

You have the option here to create either a wizard or a witch. This will assign you to one of the two dormitories of the magic school. It also determines how you will be addressed by other characters. However, this decision does not affect the voice and physique of your character. These factors can be selected here regardless of gender.

In other published titles such as Cyberpunk 2077, you were not given to set any limits when it came to character creation. In this case, however, this option attracts special attention because the Harry Potter inventor Joanne K. Rowling has repeatedly made transphobic statements in the past. Daniel Redcliffe and Emma Watson, two leading actors in the eight-part film series, publicly criticized the author for this.

Warner Bros. Games, the publisher of Hogwarts Legacy, published a compilation of the most frequently asked questions in September 2020. It was mentioned that Rowling himself was not involved in the development. However, their written work is the basis for the project.

An hour ago, Schreier commented on his post on Twitter, making it clear that the development of the game had started long before the author’s transphobic comments. The developers are said to have campaigned to be able to choose a transgender character in Hogwarts Legacy.

In early January it was announced that Hogwarts Legacy would have to be postponed to 2022. Developers simply need more time to deliver the best possible gaming experience for fans.

Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world role-playing game that takes place in the Harry Potter universe. The title is in development for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.