The controversy surrounding Rowling is at its peak.
Hogwarts Legacy avatar wearing Avada Kedavra
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Hogwarts Legacy has finally gone on the market, thereby giving rise to the definitive adventure of the wizarding world of harry potter in the video game industry is already a reality, which has allowed many players to access this title and rate it as one of the great games of 2023 both by critics and by the public.
Now, it cannot be denied that the title has been released involved in a great controversySince by now many of you will already know that JK Rowling, author of the original work and creator of this universe, has been involved in scandals for years due to her multiple comments and attacks against certain groups of society such as the LGTBI+ community, this being something in which nothing has helped the fact that, in the face of criticism, it has only grownleaving his image on the ground.
A motion capture technician refuses to buy Hogwarts Legacy to not support Rowling
It is precisely for this that it has been created a great debate on social networks around the boycott of the game, there are some who prefer to enjoy the game despite everyone, while others are criticizing that this title is even commercialized, which has even led to harassment and insults. And it seems that even people who have worked on the video game and who are accredited is calling for a boycott.
This is the case that we have been able to see with Parker Hartzler, a motion capture technician who once the game has been released has shared a screenshot of the credits of Hogwarts Legacy to leave proof that has participated in the project and development of the title of Avalanche Software. However, the script twist comes when he, despite having worked on this title, has stated that does not plan to buy the gamethe justification for this movement being the fact that the least I could do as an ally of the trans community was Don’t buy anything that gives Rowling benefits.
Here’s my place in the Hogwarts Legacy credits, the second high budget game I’ve been credited in. I was the realtime technician on shoot floor helping mocap actors see their rigs in the environments. I will not be purchasing the game – it is the least I can do as an ally pic.twitter.com/IECYTWXqsr
— Parker Hartzler (@ParkerHartzler) February 7, 2023
It must be said that, despite the fact that the tweet that you can see on these lines is somewhat brief, Hartzler further develops this idea in subsequent tweets, which are mainly focused on highlighting that Rowling does not deserve to grow or prosper while spreading hate towards the trans community while stating that his decision will likely lead other users to answer him for the alleged hypocrisy of working on a title that comes from the Harry Potter universe.
A great debate in the community around Hogwarts Legacy
Likewise, it must be said that, when in doubt as to why he has not received a copy of the game if he worked on the project, Hartzler has stated that was part of an outsourced team by Warner Bros Game and Avalanche, so he hasn’t been directly involved in development.
Be that as it may, it should be noted that, despite everything, the Avalanche team has ensured that Hogwarts Legacy stay as far away from Rowling as possiblethus giving rise to the fact that we have not only had a transsexual character in the first hours of the game and that even the avatar can be so if the player wishes, but also that Rowling’s name does not appear in the game in order to disassociate as much as possible from the author.
Obviously we will have to see what happens in the future, since it is clear that any product derived from Harry Potter that comes out in the future will have this controversy behind, be it a new book, movies, video games or anything else. Be that as it may, remember that Hogwarts Legacy is currently available for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/Sat the same time that it is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 4, 2023 and for Nintendo Switch on July 25, 2023. Of course, if you are Quiditch fans, know that a reason has been given for which it is not present in the game.
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