Even if you’re not a Harry Potter fan, you’d know that the upcoming addition to the media franchise, Hogwarts Legacy, has caused a bit of turmoil for the fandom. On the one hand, it looks like a spectacular game that ticks all the boxes any HP fan could ever have, but on the other… Well, J.K. Rowling, am I right? Unfortunately, there has been some fuel added to this fire.
His name is Troy Leavitt, and he just resigned as a producer on Legacy. Turns out, he couldn’t just Leavitt alone back when GamerGate was in our news feeds and made some rather unfortunate reaction videos on the topic.
In these videos, he not only defended the GamerGate movement but expressed criticism towards the social justice surrounding it and Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency series. However, in a set of tweets, Troy did not express any regret for his actions, as he “felt absolutely secure in [his] position”. In fact, he is so secure in his position that he will be releasing a new YouTube video explaining the situation “soon”.
All of this, along with WB refusing to confirm whether J.K. will be receiving royalties from this game, does not bode well for the future of this game. With Leavitt adding that “[he has] nothing but good things to say about the game”, I don’t know how many gamers will be picking it up on release.