Yeah, not having male Morgan also be definitively queer was a bummer. It’s been a pretty good year for female queer characters, but we’re still lacking on queer men and especially trans and non-binary characters.
And this year also had Mass Effect: Andromeda, which brought… (ME:A spoilers)
a single definitively trans character… who deadnames herself to someone she’s known for two minutes
hiring a trans actress (Jamie Clayton!!!) to play… a character who is killed offscreen before the game even begins
male turians in a canonically gay romance… with one of them being dead
3 gay romance options for women… and 1 for gay men, with him getting significantly less content and screen time compared to the straight options for men (and a romance plot largely centered around his straight female friend’s desire to get impregnated by her gay friend’s sperm…)
Different directors, lead writers, and etc., but this was still so disappointing after Dragon Age: Inquisition, which did pretty well with its queer characters.