BAFTA imposes diversity quotas for Games Awards contestants

You went off the rails into insanity’: BAFTA takes heat online for imposing diversity quotas for Games Awards contestants

BAFTA has obliged all entrants to its 2021 best British PC and video games contest to ensure the right proportion of ethnic minority, LGBT, and deaf and disabled people in the game plays, prompting some eye rolling.

Following its long-standing pattern of safeguarding tolerance and diversity, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unveiled new guidelines for applicants to next year’s edition of the Games Awards – the highest honor in British gaming.

Developers competing for the prize must make sure that “at least one of the lead characters” in any PC or video game entered comes from an under-represented background. The total roster of playable characters should also include a 50-50 ratio of males and females, as well as 20 percent ethnic minority, 10 percent LGBT and 7 percent deaf and disabled people.

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