, the next game set in the Harry Potter universe, would allow players to create a transgender character. According to , they will be able to select a body type and a voice (male or female) that are not linked to a specific gender. The player can decide which dorm their character is placed in, witch or wizard, which will determine how other characters address them.
These custom character creation options are becoming more and more common in games, with one particularly . In the case of Hogwarts Legacy, the news comes on the heels of comments by Harry Potter author JK Rowling that were circulated widely . Harry Potter film stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson spoke out against Rowling’s comments, which were also said to have troubled some of the Hogwarts Legacydevelopers.
Some members of the Avalanche Software development team are trying to make the open world RPG as inclusive as possible following Rowling’s comments, Bloomberg reports. In addition to the customization options, they reportedly advocated adding a trans character. on the Hogwarts Legacy website, Avalanche says Rowling “was not directly involved in the creation of the game.”