. . .the modders will make alternatives to make the game suit various NICHE audiences. Bethesda releases shittily-made games that actually need FIXING, not just customizing for select player preferences. Larian is gonna release a perfectly solid title, but it just might have some design elements that various minority groups dislike, and those people can mod the game to fit their perfect vision . . .
But there's the rub, who gets to decide who is a niche audience? Which is why the use badly drawn or disingenuously constructed continuums is worrisome. Such techniques can be used to make majority opinions seem like minority ones.
At the risk of getting my post moved -- I see this used in the political realm all the time. Policies that have something like an 80 percent approval rating are constructed as 'extreme' or 'marginal'.