A new Square Enix game has non-binary options

For some time now, some players have started requests to have more options for gender-inclusive pronouns in a videogameespecially in role-playing games, that’s why a producer of Square Enix believes that helping players feel welcome by including non-binary pronouns is such a small task that they decided to include it in their latest release.

The title in question is the farming simulator Harvestellathat the giant of games RPG Square Enix just released yesterday on PC and Switch, so much like Stardew Valley, Harvestella’s characters are tasked with tending crops, making friends, as well as overcoming calamities in the form of environmental disasters, noting today which features a character creator that gives players the option to choose male, female, or non-binary pronouns.

That’s right, during an interview with Eurogamer, producer daisuke taka said he thinks it’s “completely normal” for games to include a non-binary option for players, so while having gender-neutral pronouns feels like a small part of the farming sim as a whole, Taka said it was important to let that players chose their gender identity because the game is meant to be “for everyone”.

“The protagonist of Harvestella is the player,” Taka said in the interview. “We thought it was important for the player to create their own character, selecting different elements including gender, appearance, voice, and name. We felt this was important so that players are not limited and feel free to express themselves however they want, and become much more attached to their character as a result.”

Let’s remember in recent times, Square Enix has come a long way to make sure that some of its games are more inclusive, just remember an interview from July 2021, where the co-director of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Motomu Toriyama, said that LGBTQ+ inclusion is an important topic for both gamers and developers.

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