Hogwarts Legacy’s lead designer quits after YouTube channel controversy
The lead designer of Avalanche Software’s Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world Harry Potter adventure due to launch in 2022, has left the project. Troy Leavitt, whose YouTube channel espoused Gamergate sympathies and other far-right cultural criticisms, said Thursday evening that he had parted ways with Avalanche and would explain more in a YouTube video later.
On Twitter, Leavitt said he left Avalanche on good terms, and that he wanted to resign “for reasons that I will explain in that forthcoming video.” He said he has “nothing but good things to say about the game, the dev team, and WB Games.”
1. I have made the decision to part ways with Avalanche Software. I have nothing but good things to say about the game, the dev team, and WB Games.
2. I will be releasing a YouTube…