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Overwatch Video game is set to get a wide range of new LGBTI characters

Overwatch Game Gets Queer

21 November 2016
By Jamie O'Neal - QL NZ

A new update of the popular video game Overwatch is breaking ground over at Blizzard Entertainment, with more LGBTI characters in storylines than every seen before.

Blizzard Entertainment game’s lead writer Michael Chu has revealed during a Q&A with fans, that the update of the game will feature a wide range of new LGBTI characters and says “Like we said, 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 — and 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 now popular game was first released in May this year and initially writers held off on revealing each character’s sexuality to eliminate bias.

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