I need diverse games because even if you forget about concepts like justice and equality (which you shouldn’t), and even if you ignore the demonstrated concrete consequences of a lack of representation in the media (which you shouldn’t), and even if you ignore the business reality that hetero white men are now the minority of gamers (which you shouldn’t), making every single major game about the exact same guy is just boring.
I need diverse games because I’m exhausted. I’m tired of playing as the same white, cis, hetero, stubbly, 30-something man. I’m tired of his dead/kidnapped wife and/or daughter. I’m tired of his dark past and his stoic man pain, which somehow both requires tiresome reticence and a refusal to grow as a character, but also justifies relentless rage and remorseless murder. The same non-diverse developers lead to the same non-diverse protagonists, which lead to the same stories, over and over again. I need diverse games because diversity is interesting, and new perspectives lead to new experiences. I need diverse games because I’m tired of playing the same game. Aren’t you?