Troy Leavitt, the game developer at the center of controversy the last month after He was found to have “operated a reactionary YouTube channel focused on the attack on feminism and social justice”. He has resigned from his position at Avalanche Software, the developers of the upcoming Harry Potter
Leavitt announced its decision to part ways with Avalanche in a series of tweets:
As we reported in February:
Leavitt’s … videos include lengthy defenses from both John Lasseter, the Pixar co-founder who left his position at Disney in 2017 following allegations of sexual misconduct, and Nolan Bushnell, the Atari co-founder, approving the Kotakus report has classified toxic work environment for women. In some of his videos, Leavitt expressed support for Gamergate, a movement that promoted harassment against women and other minorities in the gaming industry, and criticized Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women series as an “uninformed fringe position”. Leavitt discussed his opinion on Gamergate at length in a 2017 interview, saying, “Gamergate, while painful at times, has, by and large, proven to be a good thing.”
In the wake of this revelation and continued opposition to potter the transphobic views of the author JK Rowling, it was reported Last week, the game will include some additional “Gender Customization” options.
Asked for a comment, Verlag Warner BrThey. tells Kotaku “Senior Producer Troy Leavitt has made the decision to leave Avalanche Software.”