Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Action-adventure
  • Platform/s: PS4

Horizon Zero Dawn has a side quest where you must help a man access a temple, which contains the artwork of his deceased male lover. The gender of his lover is revealed in conversation with Aloy, with little indication that this is unusual within the game world. The incidental nature of the interaction helps to normalise same-gender relationships and attractions.

The game also features Janeva, a guard at a Carja military prison, which is a role only men are able to fill. Janeva is voiced by a non-trans actress, with this voice sounding quite feminine descripte Janeva's masculine appearance; this leads to Aloy incorrectly assuming Janeva's gender in-game. Janeva quickly correctly any misgendering and asserts that he is a man. The positives and negatives of this representation were discussed by Laura Kate Dale in Polygon.