Apex Legends is the most diverse game, according to a new study. The study, by gaming company Diamond Lobby, analysed the diversity of video game characters across gender and race.
The top finding is that almost 80 per cent of preset characters in games are male, while 54 per cent of main characters are white. The study looked at over 100 games from 2017 – 2021, beginning with the 10 highest selling titles from each year and then adding in major releases from the biggest publishers.
Games with fully customisable characters were then removed (such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons) to focus purely on preset main characters. Only 8.3 per cent of games have a non-white female main character.