Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has previously been accused of transphobia.
Harry Potter fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the new video game Hogwarts Legacy. Recently it became known that the creators of RPG have expanded the possibilities for individualization of characters: for example, users will be able to create transgender characters.
Hogwarts Legacy is produced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. and the developers of Avalanche Software. The RPG is due out in 2022.
Insiders told Bloomberg that in the game it will be possible to choose the exact gender of the hero, his physique and voice. At the same time, a character of any gender can have both a female and a male voice.
This step by the creators of the Harry Potter game is associated with the recent scandals around the author of this series of books, J.K. Rowling. She was first accused of transphobia over an ironic Twitter post. For this, Rowling was criticized not only by Internet users, but also by the main stars of the “Potter” – Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.