WB Games boss responds to JK Rowling boycott of Hogwarts: Legacy

David Haddad, head of Warner Bros. Interactive, responds to calls to boycott Hogwarts Legacy due to JK Rowling’s transphobic comment.

David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Interactive, has responded to calls to boycott his next game. Hogwarts legacy.

As described in an Axios article, calls for a boycott Hogwarts Legacy have resulted from transphobic comments from Harry Potter creator JK Rowling. Although WB Games clarified that the author herself is not “directly involved” with the game’s development and that the title will incorporate trans-inclusive character creation options, this has not entirely curbed the desire to boycott the title. When Haddad was asked about this, he responded that “we’re going to stay very focused on the game that we build and the great work that the Avalanche studio has done,” while also emphasizing that “we want everyone who loves this world and love these stories and love these characters.”

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Despite the controversy surrounding JK Rowling, the trailers for Hogwarts Legacy They’ve generated a lot of excitement for the game. Taking place in the early nineteenth century, Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to progress through an original action-packed story while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The game will also contain a vast open world that includes the magical school, its grounds, and other locations in the game. Harry Potter books and movies.

A trailer revealed at Gamescom Opening Night Live revealed new information about the player’s ability to make decisions in the game. In this trailer, the player discusses dark magic with another wizard and is given a surprising choice; to be taught how to use Crucio, a torturing curse, or to have it performed on them. This exchange suggests the presence of other options in the game that will allow the player to choose to be good or take the path of dark sorcery.

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Apart from Hogwarts LegacyWB Games is currently working on the global release of another Harry Potter-theme title, having teamed up with publisher NetEase to create a mobile game called Harry Potter: Magic Awakens. According to the game’s website, this RPG will allow players to explore Hogwarts, engage in real-time multiplayer wizard duels using magic cards, play Quidditch, and more. While the game has already launched in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, the title will launch globally later this year.

Hogwarts Legacy It will be released worldwide in February 2023 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The release date for the Nintendo Switch version has yet to be announced.

Source: Axios

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