Alan Tew, the director of Hogwarts Legacy, has spoken out about the controversy surrounding the game and JK Rowling, the author of Harry Potter and the primary rights owner. Tew was asked how Rowling's transphobic remarks and the resulting controversy have impacted the team and Hogwarts Legacy.
Tew enthused about the following:
The director of Hogwarts Legacy avoids the topic of transphobia in his general replies when asked whether he personally had any hesitations when it came to working in the Harry Potter universe. However, Rowling's remarks do not change the fact that the legacy of Hogwarts Legacy is already far too tarnished to ignore.
Rowling has been vocal about trans rights for the last few years, even as prominent figures from the Harry Potter universe – such as film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint – have spoken out against the author. The hogwarts Legacy was released by tens of thousands of fans as a protest.
On February 10, the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S will be released, as will the Nintendo Switch version.