Publisher Microsoft and Life is unusual developer Dontnod Entertainment have announced Tell Me Why, a new narrative adventure game coming to Xbox One and PC via Xbox Game Pass, the Microsoft Store, and Steam in summer 2020. There's a lot of pressure on Dontnod, but it said it will commit to authenticity for the character.
Dontnod also worked closely with GLAAD, a non-government organization founded to monitor the LGBT community's media representation.
Dontnod mentions that it was careful not to make Tyler's gender identity his entire character.
Nick Adams, director of transgender representation at GLAAD said, "Tyler is a fully-realised, endearing character whose story is not reduced to simplistic trans tropes". Unlike most regular twins like myself, the pair are able to wield the powers you all somehow think twins genuinely have to share thoughts and memories - in this case, it helps to investigate a mystery from their apparently turbulent childhood. "Creating a playable lead trans character - and taking such care to get it right - raises the bar for future LGBTQ inclusion in gaming". Both Life is unusual and Life is odd 2 let players pursue queer relationships, while also exploring other storylines related to LGBT issues. Unlike Life Is Strange, though, it's not going to take more than a few months for the whole series to wrap up.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that August Black, a trans voice actor, is voicing Tyler, which is part of Dontnod's way of find actors in a "representative and authentic way".
With Life is unusual 2 coming to an end later this year, developer Dontnod Entertainment has announced its new title, Tell Me Why, during the Inside Xbox stream at X019. Xbox Game Studio's senior director Joseph Staten said that invaluable opinions from the trans community were measured during the game's research and development. He also applauded that both Dontnod and Xbox has successfully avoided the stereotypes transgender people have in the past.