A new game created by Blizzard Entertainment will have more LGBT characters than ever

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Michael Chu,the game creator, confirmed that the upcoming version would include several LGBT characters. “It’s very important for us to have diversity and inclusiveness of all types, and that includes LGBT characters. There are definitely LGBT heroes in Overwatch. That’s multiple heroes. We want the stories about characters relationships – not just romantic, but familial relationships and stuff like that — to come out in the course of stories that we feel really do them justice. It’s something that absolutely is important to us.”

The game appeared in May but there was nothing known about the characters’ sexuality for the users to get to know them without bias. The update has cause huge excitement in the community, and is challenging perceptions of video games not representing LGBT people. Overwatch joins the leagues with over production companies that are beginning to portray more LGBT characters after popular demand.

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