Apologies, I didn’t mean to sound toxic. It is just a simpler solution than asking game developers to restrict their creativity to make ‘everyone happy’ (which wouldn’t be everyone).
No I wouldn’t, because I would go play something else lol. I don’t consume media I disagree with Thankfully there is a ton of games/movies/books/etc that do appeal to me.
Where did i say that?
I used Ana and Torb as an example since their families/ relationships were revealed and there was no commotion about it. Tracer’s and Soldier’s relationships are revealed and the forums have a melt down. Topics like this one start popping up saying video games shouldn’t reveal characters’ sexuality. ‘Not everyone agrees with it’, ‘it adds nothing to the game’, etc. The thing is a lot of people really enjoy getting to know the characters more.
If that is what you think then I am surprised you have stuck with Overwatch for so long. A big part of the game is knowing the heroes and their stories- hence the animated shorts, comics, and stories. If anything, the community wants more lore and less speculation.
I mean, yes these characters were introduced 3 years ago, but a lot of their personality and lives have slowly been drip fed to us over time. Technically everything we have learned about these characters is ‘out of the blue’ so I’m pretty sure THAT isn’t what is upsetting people.
I don’t have a source but I thought I saw a tweet long ago about a dev commenting that another hero in the cast was to be revealed as gay. Maybe someone else here remembers it.
Each time a character has been revealed to be gay/bi/ etc people like to think the Devs only did it to serve a PR purpose or to ‘look good’. Why can’t it just be that we learned a new fact about the character? Why can’t gay characters exist in a game without it turning into a deal? These are the questions that pop into my head when I see topics like yours in the forms.
Overwatch isn’t perfect, but the devs are trying to create a game that reflects the diversity of our own world. I look forward to seeing what direction they take the current characters into and what new heroes they have planned for us!