A lead designer for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Avalanche Software and Hogwarts Legacy is under fire for his alt-right YouTube channel.
A lead Avalanche Software designer for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Hogwarts Legacy previously ran an alt-right YouTube channel.
Liam Robertson from Did You Know Gaming? posted screenshots of Troy Leavitt YouTube Channel to Twitter. Some of the video titles shown include “In Defense of John Lasseter”, “The Injustice of Social Justice” and “In Praise of Cultural Appropriation.”
Robertson’s Twitter thread also drew attention to Lasseter, who is the former creative director of Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Animation. “In Leavitt’s ‘In Defense of John Lasseter’ video, he talks about how Lasseter was personally kind to him when they worked closely together on the Cars 2 video game, “Robertson tweeted. Lasseter took leave from his duties in 2017 for what was described in a letter to employees as unspecified” missteps “stemming from misconduct allegations. In 2018, John Lasseter parted ways with Disney / Pixar on awakening from their six month sabbatical.
“He characterizes the #MeToo movement as a ‘moral panic’ and downplays Lasseter’s many sexual harassment allegations essentially because he does not believe any of them qualify as totally illegal and believes they were less severe than Harvey Weinstein’s,” added Robertson. .
In other videos, Leavitt also showed her support for Gamergate, which targeted women and minorities in the gaming community. “So in my opinion #Gamergate, while painful at some point, generally turned out to be a good thing,” he said. The playing field in 2017.
Leavitt claims that he told Warner Bros. about his YouTube channel after joining Avalanche Software in February 2018. “Some of you have expressed that, due to my comments on some controversies in the games industry and my sympathies for the Gamergate movement, I could have a difficult time if I ever wanted to go back to professional game development, “Leavitt said in one of his YouTube videos. “I’m happy to say that even though I did share my YouTube channel with WB Games, it didn’t seem to be a problem for them. Not that they endorse anything I’ve said, of course, but at least they seem more concerned with doing good. games that push for some kind of social justice agenda, so there’s hope. ” May 2018 is when Leavitt last posted to this YouTube channel.
Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. issued a statement in January that Hogwarts Legacy would be delayed until 2022. “We would like to thank fans around the world for the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts legacy from our Portkey Games tag, “reads a statement from the game’s Twitter account.” Creating the best possible experience for all fans of the wizarding world and games is paramount to us, so we are giving the game the time it needs. Hogwarts legacy will be released in 2022 “.
Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under Portkey Games, Hogwarts legacy will go on sale for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC in 2022.
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