Developers on the next Harry potter game have privately expressed concerns to creator of J. K. Rowling’s transphobic comments series, according to new report by Bloomberg.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first released in 1997, eventually spawning a mega-popular series of young adults, fantasy novels, film adaptations, and various others for sale. But as the fans got older, they also had to contend with emerging Rowling leaning to advocate against the human rights of trans women.
In recent years, Rowling has become one of the most visible radical trans-exclusion of feminists (or TERFs) for, among other things, public support from the UK, researcher Maya Forstater after Forstater lost his job for being “the critical gender,” the sanitized expression used by TERFS to explain the fact that they don’t believe trans women are actually women. Rowling also had a angry audience earlier this month after a news story referred to people who menstruating as “menstruating, rather than narrowly defining this biological process unique to cei women.
Still unnamed and without notice Harry potter the project has been eagerly awaited by the gaming community since first gameplay clips leaked at the end of 2018. According to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, sources say the game is still in the works at Disney Infinity developer Avalanche Software despite the pandemic ovid-19 and the sales potential of its publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is apparently slated for release next year on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Although J. K. Rowling does not have a direct connection to Harry potter game, which is said to be an open world, Adventure, the Avalanche of Software employees have always had doubts about the use of property because of Rowling, is becoming increasingly public of bigotry. Studio Management has yet to discuss the issue with staff, Bloomberg reports, leaving many to feel sorry for themselves through in-game private messages during their continued involvement in the transphobic author.
More information on the Harry potter the game is expected shortly after August 2020 but, as these plans were made before some of Rowling’s more egregious, recent attacks on trans women, it is possible that may change.