Xbox Video games Studios has partnered with Dontnod Leisure on a brand new narrative title, one that includes a transgender man as one of many playable protagonists.
Inform Me Why was unveiled at X019 in London at this time and tells the story of twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan — each of whom are playable — who’re exploring their reminiscences of a troubled childhood via the distinctive bond they’ve.
Dontnod has labored with Microsoft and LGBTQ media advocacy organisation GLAAD to make sure Tyler serves as an genuine illustration of the trans expertise. Microsoft is proclaiming this as “the primary playable online game hero from a significant studio and writer who can be transgender.”
“Microsoft and Dontnod have approached Tyler with an actual dedication to authenticity,” stated GLAAD director of transgender illustration Nick Adams.
“Tyler is a fully-realised, endearing character, whose story will not be decreased to simplistic trans tropes. Making a playable lead trans character — and taking such care to get it proper — raises the bar for future LGBTQ inclusion in gaming.”
Inform Me Why shall be launched for Xbox One, Home windows 10 PCs, XBox Sport Go and Steam in Summer time 2020. The sport shall be launched in three chapters over the course of the summer time.
Gamesindustry.biz spoke to each Dontnod and Xbox Sport Studios at X019 at this time. We’ll have the complete interview within the coming days.