Speaking during an interview with TheGamer, Motomu Toriyama extolled the critically acclaimed horror sequel for its LGBTQ+ representation and accessibility options for gamers, which he feels sets a new standard for the industry.
The Last of Us Part II really delivered on its consideration for diversity, right down to the UI, and I would imagine that the cost of debugging on that game was massive. However, having achieved that makes it a great game that sets a benchmark for the industry. I think that expressing diversity with LGBTQ+ inclusion is an important issue for everyone involved in making content, not just people making games.
In Final Fantasy VII Remake, we rebuilt the original game using the latest technology, but we felt that it should not stop at the technical side and we needed to update the story content being shown in line with modern sensibilities.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is now available for the PS5, while The Last of Us Part 2 came out last summer for PS4.
[Source – TheGamer]