Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in new video game Hogwarts Legacy, according to its publisher.
“J.K. Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game, however, her extraordinary body of writing is the foundation of all projects in the Wizarding World,” Warner Bros. Games said in a statement. “This is not a new story from J.K. Rowling.”
Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the movies, published an open letter via LGBTQ non-profit The Trevor Project in support of transgender people.
“Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either [J.K. Rowling] or I,” Radcliffe wrote.
Warner Bros. Interactive announced Hogwarts Legacy, its next-gen adventure game based on the Harry Potter series, earlier this week.
Developed by Avalanche Software (Disney Infinity), the title is described as an open-world RPG that takes players beyond Hogwarts to new and familiar locations, as they “live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world.”