League of Legends designer says LGBT characters are needed to reflect the today’s Earth

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The lead designer on League of Legends has said that the reason bosses decided to include an LGBT character in the game is their willing to make the game closer to the modern reality. Speaking to fansite the Rift Herald, design director Greg Street confirmed that there is no doubt that LGBT character will be represented in one of the future updates. He has recently answered a question from one of his followers on Tumblr who asked about whether game developers feel pressure from “liberal politics”. “For some players (like me), it seems really weird when a game doesn’t acknowledge that the real world of other gamers or the fictional world of game characters are diverse places with different religions, genders, skin colors, and economic statuses,” Street wrote. “Having an openly gay character or punishing a player for calling another player a racial slur doesn’t feel political to me. It’s just a reflection of Earth circa 2017.” In a blog post, Street wrote that the series will feature a “canonically LGBT character”.

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