The fact that Manveer Heir is heavily involved in the development of the next Mass Effect game, and doesn’t tolerate sexism in video games, gives me a lot of hope for the future of the franchise.
Manveer Heir is one of the best things to happen to AAA games development. He’s been active not just on Twitter talking about sexism, but along with gaming sites (Rock Paper Shotgun) and on video.
He’s always calling for games to be more inclusive and for creators to listen to people from marginalized identities when they talk about their concerns and their experiences. And why?
Because he believes that video games and other media do matter and they’re the opportunity to make the world a better place.
Now I dare someone to come and tell us that fiction is “just for fun” and we shouldn’t care about proper inclusivity in it.