‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Leaves Some Gamers Conflicted Over Rowling’s Trans Views


Fans of the Harry Potter franchise were eagerly waiting for a game that would allow them to relieve the moments of their favorite films.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a game titled Hogwarts Legacy on Fridat and it is currently one of the most highly anticipated games.

However, J.K. Rowling’s opinion about transgender has cast a shadow over the release and left a few fans thinking if they would ever play it.

Rowling reacted to a transphobic tweet in 2018 and wrote an essay on sex and gender issues in 2020 saying that she would not bow down to a movement that harms women.

She also spoke out against Scottish legislation that would make easy for everyone to change their gender on the birth certificate.

Rowling’s representative has not yet commented on anything and a spokesperson for Warner Bros. said that they wish to make a game that is representative and diverse.

Development of the game started in 2017 following the acquisition of Avalanche Software, which is based in Salt Lake City.

Hogwarts Legacy was recently launched for PS5, Windows and Xbox X/S. It will be released for PS4 and Xbox One on April 4, 2023 and Nintendo Switch on July 25, 2023.

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