Hogwarts Legacy: Lead designer withdraws from Project after the controversy

Hogwarts Legacy: Lead designer withdraws from Project after the controversy

News on the controversy targeting Troy Leavitt, lead designer of the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy. On Twitter, the man said he left Avalanche Software.

A few days ago, we learned that Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy lead designer Troy Leavitt was targeted by criticism related to the anti-feminist content on his YouTube channel and his claims deemed pro-GamerGate.

The controversy was highlighted by a series of tweets signed Liam Robertson, collaborator of Did You Know Gaming. Inactive since March 2018, we find for example on his page a video aiming to defend John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar who resigned in 2017 following accusations of sexual harassment.

Far from being concealed, Leavitt’s channel is still referenced in his Twitter biography.

Today, the man informs us that he has resigned his position at Avalanche Software. The news was shared on Twitter, where he added that he had no negative comments about the studio and Warner Bros. Secondly, he announces that he will soon publish a YouTube video in which he will explain himself in detail.

1. I have made the decision to separate from Avalanche Software. I have nothing but good things to say about the game, the development team, and WB Games.

2. I will post a YouTube video about this on my channel soon.

Moments later, he says he felt “secure in its position“. “However, I wanted to quit for reasons which I will explain in the next video,” he adds.

Recently, the development team responded to another problem. Bloomberg revealed that Avalanche and Warner Bros. would offer a creative tool pushed towards inclusiveness, leaving players to choose the appearance, gender and voice of their wizard.

More so, they could choose to integrate the dormitory of the women or that of the men. A decision which would have been encouraged in particular by the controversial statements about the transidentity of JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter saga.

Recall that it is not “not directly involved” in the title development. A spokesperson for Warner, however, declined to give an answer to Kotaku who had asked if she would receive royalties for the game.

Brent Dubin
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