Games All Struggle with Introducing their Trans Characters

March 26, 2017

The past month of AAA video game releases might be the most interesting I have ever experienced as a trans woman, meaning someone who was designated male at birth but is now living as female. While far from perfect in execution, I can point out three trans characters in three separate AAA video games released in the past four weeks. That’s pretty unbelievable.

Pop culture in general has gotten better about attempting to present trans characters without always resorting to using us as punchlines. We’ve seen trans actors and actresses find success, we’ve seen the overall positive representation of Krem in Dragon Age: Inquisition and developers of huge franchises have begun to tackle trans issues in their games.

We’ve seen three separate AAA games released with transgender characters, plotlines or themes present in them in this month alone. The differing ways in which they each try to tackle the subject shows that AAA developers want to start putting trans characters in their games, but don’t seem to know how to do it well.

Read the full article here at Polygon.

This is being discussed live on Episode 58 of Final Encounter Cast at Twitch.tv.

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