Fans are in an uproar over the recent announcement from Ubisoft regarding the exclusion of female assassins in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Apparently the company didn’t have the time or resources to produce playable female avatars.
Many believe this is a completely unacceptable excuse and now some even feel the name “Unity,” which can be described as the “absence of diversity,” contains some sexist and/or racist undertones. Ubisoft claims they began working on female character models, but ran into “the reality of production” and couldn’t quite get the breast editor coding to work the way the wanted at DD and above, so they scrapped female characters completely.
The folks from Insomniac took a little jab at the company and announced that you can play as female assassins in the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive, showing just how easy it is to add playable female characters into a game.
What are your thoughts? Is Ubisoft just being stubborn and sexist or is there some legitimate reasoning to their decision?
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