Deadly Premonition 2's Swery apologises for handling of trans character


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.

He continued:
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.
Something that likely should have come up earlier in the game's lifecycle, but hey, he's willing to rewrite the references and produce a more appropriate title. Good on him for addressing the criticisms and acting on them.

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