How feasible would it be to have an optional system for players to enter in the pronouns of their choice, similar to how some games allow entering a name? I’ve been toying around with this idea for a bit, and I’d like to try a system where the player will, by default, have their pronouns set for them in accordance with the traditional choice for the gender they’re playing as (so, he/him for men, she/her for women, and they/them for the third gender specific to the setting), but have the option to customize how the game talks about them in more detail if they want to. If the player chose to do this, the game would then run through each pronoun and ask them to set it (e.g., “Enter what pronoun you would like to use in place of ‘they,’ as in, ‘they are running’”).
The main downside to this that I can see is that it would take a fair amount of time to set up, which I hope to address by having it be totally optional, so players who are fine with the default options don’t have to go through that. There’s also the issue of players accidentally entering their pronouns wrong if the instructions are unclear, so I’d have to spend a fair amount of time running the system by people to make sure it’s intuitive, but I’m willing to put in that effort. Are there other downsides I’m missing? Has this idea been tried before? Any feedback is helpful!