In the upcoming
, it will be possible to develop a transgender character,
Tuesday based on anonymous sources working on the game.
This is striking, since
author JK Rowling was previously accused of transphobia.
When starting the game, players can create a character with a male or female voice, regardless of what the rest of the body looks like.
Then players can choose whether to become a witch or a wizard.
That choice determines which dormitory in the magic school of Hogwarts (Hogwarts) the characters will be placed in and how they will be addressed in the game.
Such options are not uncommon in games these days, but they are striking for a
Rowling, who is not involved in the development of
, has been under fire for some time because of statements she made last summer.
"People who menstruate are women," she wrote on Twitter at the time.
Twitterers accused her of transphobia because people who are transgender can also menstruate.
-filmsterren Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson condemned her remarks.
Tried to make the game as inclusive as possible
Rowling's comments also upset some of the people working on the game,
As a result, some members of the development team wanted to make the game as inclusive as possible.
Among other things, it was urged to adapt the characters.
is an open world game with role-playing elements set in the world of the character Harry Potter.
The game should be playable on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Series X in 2022. The game is being developed by Avalanche Software in collaboration with Portkey Games.