Earlier this week, a new report from Bloomberg explained that the game’s creation tool Hogwarts Legacy would be tweaked to be more inclusive. An initiative aimed at detaching as much as possible from the controversial remarks made by JK Rowling in recent months. In addition, the studio behind the game has been the victim of a controversy linked to the anti-feminist YouTube channel of one of its developers. A developer who will have finally resigned.
Troy Levitt leaves avalanche of his own accord
Developer at Avalanche since February 2018, Troy Leavitt was also the owner of a YouTube channel that featured reaction videos attacking feminism and social justice. Although his channel was abandoned for a few years, criticism quickly arose from many Internet users. An accompanying controversy which is more related to the transphobic remarks of JK Rowling. Leavitt will ultimately have decided to leave the studio, a decision he shared through his Twitter account.
1. I have made the decision to part ways with Avalanche Software. I have nothing but good things to say about the game, the dev team, and WB Games.
2. I will be releasing a YouTube Video about this soon on my channel.
“1. I have made the decision to quit Avalanche Software. I have nothing but good things to say about the game, the dev team, and Warner Bros. Games.
2. I will soon post a YouTube video about it on my channel.“
To clarify: I felt absolutely secure in my position. However, I still wanted to resign for reasons that I will explain in that forthcoming video . I’m in excellent spirits and very pleased with my relationship with WB and Avalanche.
“To clarify: I felt absolutely secure in my position. However, I still wanted to quit for reasons which I will explain in the next video. I am in an excellent spirit and very satisfied with my relations with WB and Avalanche.“
A decision that will therefore come from Leavitt, at a time when the studio is trying to detach itself as much as possible from the controversies. The highlighting of his YouTube channel will still have been prolific for Troy Leavitt, since he has gained nearly 2,000 subscribers in recent weeks, for nearly 25,000 additional views on his videos. A video explaining his reasons should appear there within the next few days, it remains to be seen whether the American is not considering a conversion as a full-time YouTuber.