Ubisoft on Assassin’s Creed Women Controversy: We Will Continue to “Showcase Diverse Characters” in Our Upcoming Titles

October 13, 2014 Written by Mark Labbe

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The lack of female characters in Assassin’s Creed titles have angered more than a few people over the years, but it looks like Ubisoft is finally listening to player comments and trying to diversify the characters in the games.

In an interview between Ubisoft Euro boss Alain Corre and MCV, Corre explains that Ubisoft has “teams who are 100 percent dedicated to talking to our communities,” and those teams want to ensure that Assassin’s Creed games are incorporating feedback from players.

In terms of female characters, Corre noted that Ubisoft listened to player feedback on the issue, and will try to add a more diverse cast into upcoming games. 

Elise was always an important part of Arno’s story, and part of the original concept for the game. That said, we heard the feedback about playable female characters, and we will continue to showcase diverse characters in our upcoming titles. Ubisoft’s games are developed by a multicultural team of various faiths and beliefs and we hope this attention to diversity is reflected in the settings of our games and our characters.

What do you think about Corre’s comments? Are they better than the somewhat controversial comments made by Assassin’s Creed Unity director Alex Amanico?

[Source: MCV]