WB Video games has revealed in an FAQ relating to Hogwarts Legacy that controversial author J.Okay. Rowling just isn’t immediately concerned within the recreation’s growth.
This information comes amid criticism of Rowling’s historical past of controversial feedback about transgender individuals. Following various tweets that resulted in extreme backlash, Rowling printed a prolonged weblog on her web site, explaining why she has been talking about intercourse and gender points, the content material of which additional attracted sharp rebuke and requires boycott. Following the disclosing of Hogwarts Legacy on the current PlayStation 5 occasion, many referred to as for a boycott of the sport.
“J.Okay. Rowling just isn’t immediately concerned within the creation of the sport, nonetheless, her extraordinary physique of writing is the muse of all tasks within the Wizarding World,” wrote WB Video games. “This isn’t a brand new story from J.Okay. Rowling.”
WB video games didn’t disclose whether or not Rowling would obtain royalties from Hogwarts Legacy‘s gross sales or not.
Elsewhere within the FAQs, the writer revealed extra details about the upcoming title, and confirmed that Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley is not going to make an look as a result of the sport is ready within the 1800s, earlier than the time interval of the unique tales.
“Whereas Hogwarts Legacy just isn’t a direct adaptation of the books and movies, the video games are anchored in Wizarding World lore,” reads the FAQ. “Avalanche is creating a novel gaming expertise that’s impressed by J.Okay. Rowling’s Wizarding World, during which gamers will discover new and sudden places, characters and story components.”
Hogwarts Legacy will launch in 2021 on present and next-gen platforms.
[Source: WB Games]