Here’s a topic I know that a lot of you have strong feelings about. Should games be more inclusive? According to a survey conducted by EA’s Global Consumer Insights team, the answer from the majority of gamers is “yes.”
The head researcher, Jenny Shi, used this definition of inclusivity when conducting the research:
“Being able to customise your character to have a wide range of skin colours and body sizes; Stories or plots with culturally diverse characters; Healthy and friendly in-game chat experiences; Offering features that allow those with special needs to play.”
Here were some key results: 56% of gamers said inclusivity mattered, 45% said they would be more likely to play a game if it were more inclusive, and only 7% said they would be less likely to do so.
You can see some of her conclusions and takeaways at the source link.
Do you like Shi’s definition of inclusivity? Where do you weigh in on the topic of inclusivity in games?