Deadly Premonition creator Swery has apologised for the way in which a transgender character was presented in-game.
The creator has received criticism for the way in which multiple characters refer to another character’s deadname, the birth name abandoned by that person alongside their former pronouns in-game.
He wrote on Twitter:
I realized by pointed out from friends, I might have hurt transgender people in my scenario. It wasn’t intentional. I am really sorry for that.
Some scenes with be sanity checked by a team that included diversity. And I will [rewrite] that scene ASAP. So please continue to support Deadly Premonition.
I’m the one writing the scenario. So the characters are not responsible. [It’s] my fault. Please don’t hate them.
Deadly Premonition 2 is available on Nintendo Switch.