The Warner Bros game, Hogwarts Legacy, is designed to allow players to change a character’s voice, body type, and gender when creating a custom character

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According to reports, people will be able to select transgender characters in a new Harry Potter video game

The Warner Bros game Hogwarts Legacy has reportedly allowed players to change a character’s voice, body type, and gender when creating a custom character

According to reports from Bloomberg in the US, the not yet officially announced feature will allow witches and wizards at Hogwarts to have a male or female voice “no matter what their bodies”

It comes after JK Rowling sparked a backlash after making comments classified as “transphobic” and prompting former Harry Potter actors like Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson to speak out. p>

The Harry Potter writer made headlines after mocking an online article that used the words “men who menstruate” instead of “women”

She was hit by what she referred to as “relentless attacks” after she wrote, “I’m sure there was a word for these people earlier: Someone help me Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

The acclaimed writer then wrote a deeply personal essay to address the controversy She revealed that she was sexually assaulted in her twenties and still feels the “domestic violence” scars from her first marriage

Rowling’s remarks sparked backlash from a number of other stars, including Ron actors Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne, who star in their Fantastic Beasts films

Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the popular franchise, said he hoped the comments wouldn’t “tarnish” fans

The series was rekindled last year when it was revealed that Rowling’s new book “Troubled Blood” contains a “transvestite serial killer.”

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World news – GB – The Harry Potter video game “allows transgender characters”, based on the series by JK Rowling

Source: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/local-lifestyle/harry-potter-video-game-will-23607399