Warner Bros. Games Officially Addresses the ‘Hogwarts’ Legacy JK Rowling Controversy
The excitement for Hogwarts legacy is back. After a new trailer was shown at Gamescom, which featured the Unforgivable curses (and a split story path to those who dare venture into dark arts), the collector’s edition was revealed, and preorders went live. This sent fans into a frenzy.
Many people have raised concerns about the game’s support, even though it is still associated with Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Rowling published a damaging essay in June 2020. In it, Rowling expressed concern that trans activism could harm cisgender females. Since then, she has been vocal on Twitter about her views.
David Haddad, head of Warner Bros. Games, was asked directly about gamers who plan to boycott the game to support JK Rowling during an interview with Xios. He stated that he would continue to be focused on the game we created and the outstanding work that Avalanche Studios did. We want everyone who loves this world, these stories, and these characters to be a part of it.”
Haddad had previously replied to the situation by saying that Rowling is “entitled” to her own opinion on social media. He said: “I might not agree, and I might disagree with her stances on various topics. However, I agree with her right to express her opinions on social media.”