Earlier this month it was confirmed that Dishonored 2 will feature gay and bisexual characters. The game‘s co-creative director Harvey Smith explained that with the stealth/action sequel, the development team had made an effort to be “more reflective of how the world works and to be less homogenous.”
Although Dishonored 2’s presence at E3 2016 didn’t offer any more details on which of the game’s characters are gay or bisexual, according to Smith, fans shouldn’t expect these characters to be background scenery. Find out more after the break.
— Harvey Smith (@Harvey1966) June 17, 2016
Dishonored 2 Gay and Bisexual Characters Won’t Be in the Background
On Twitter, a fan asked the Dishonored 2 co-creative director whether whether the “gay and bi characters in dis 2 are prominent characters-target-, or more background characters.” Known for his somewhat brief responses on social media, Smith replied with just one word; “prominent.”
While there’s very little to go on regarding any of the characters at the moment, the confirmation that Dishonored 2’s gay and bisexual characters will be at the forefront of the action is a positive sign. Smith’s tweet also helps to eliminate concerns that his previous comments were just lip service, or that Dishonored 2 developer Arkane Studios isn’t serious about its efforts of better representation.
@FieryPhoenix7 If Dis1 was 8-12 hours for most people, Dis2 is probably 12-20.
— Harvey Smith (@Harvey1966) June 13, 2016
In other Dishonored 2 news, Smith also revealed that the game will “probably” take around 12-20 hours to complete. Unfortunately, Smith didn’t address whether or not the game will feature side quests but that estimated completion time will be good news to those who played the original Dishonored and felt that the series’ debut was too short.
Dishonored 2 will be released on November 11 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.