Troy Leavitt, Hogwarts Legacy‘s lead developer embroiled in controversy over content published on his YouTube channel, has “resigned” from Avalanche Software.
Fans expressed concerns last month after it was discovered that Leavitt ran a YouTube channel in which he published unsavory videos, including one in which he expressed support for Gamergate and another in which he spoke in favor of Pixar co-founder John Lasseter, who engaged in sexual misconduct.
Leavitt previously said that publisher WB Games was aware of his YouTube channel, and although the company didn’t share his opinions, it apparently didn’t have a difficulty with them. While it appears that evidently the current backlash pressured Leavitt out of Avalanche, he insisted that he resigned and stays on good phrases with each the developer and the writer. He tweeted:
I’ve made the choice to half methods with Avalanche Software. I’ve nothing however good issues to say in regards to the sport, the dev group, and WB Games. I will probably be releasing a YouTube video about this quickly on my channel.
To make clear: I felt completely safe in my place. However, I nonetheless wished to resign for causes that I’ll clarify in that forthcoming video. I’m in wonderful spirits and more than happy with my relationship with WB and Avalanche.
Leavitt’s rationalization wasn’t sufficient to placate those that imagine he bas been “cancelled.” His Twitter replies are inundated with followers pledging to boycott Hogwarts Legacy and future Avalanche and WB titles.
It was lately reported that Hogwarts Legacy, which has been shrouded in controversy since its announcement, will embody trans character customization choices in an effort to be extra inclusive. This transfer comes amid J.Okay. Rowling’s controversial views on the subject material.