"As it is, I'm hoping we'll see more characters that are different from the norm, that better represents women non-binaries and buy d2r items other minorities that are under-represented in the field," King globalization project manager Jacqueline Chomatas said in a statement.
Although Activision Blizzard eventually edited the blog post, the original version stated there was evidence that Diversity Space Tool had been test-driven by Call of Duty: Vanguard developers as well as The Overwatch 2 team, who were given the opportunity to "experiment with the tool with equally enthusiastic initial impressions"So this is how the Diversity Space Tool works:
The software evaluates various aspects which include age, age-related culture as well as race, body shape gender, socioeconomic background. The "norm" is graded 0 and other numbers show the differences from the "norm";The software is also able to take into account aspects such as the roles played by game characters (tank the tank, damage dealer support, etc. );
The characters are awarded additional points when they break that "norm," which is basically a white, cisgender straight man.According to the original article, Activision Blizzard planned to unveil The Diversity Space Tool this summer.
The ultimate goal was to provide it to others game-development companies.How did the internet react in response to this announcement?
A lot of people have been critical of the Diversity Space Tool which highlighted several issues with the technology.
How do you determine the your sexual and gender orientation when it comes to this. What do you mean by that a character has an ethnicity that is higher than the other?" One user posted in Twitter.Some individuals from Overwatch have resigned D2R ladder items. Overwatch team who, as per Activision Blizzard, have tested the program, denied their relationship with this software.