Assassin's Creed Unity won't include playable female characters
Ten studios. Four player co-op. No girls.
Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed: Unity will not include playable female characters when it rolls into town next year.
"It was on our feature list until not too long ago, but it's a question of focus and production," Tech Director James Therin told Videogamer. "So we wanted to make sure we had the best experience for the character.
"A female character means that you have to redo a lot of animation, a lot of costumes. It would have doubled the work on those things. And I mean it's something the team really wanted, but we had to make a decision... It's unfortunate, but it's a reality of game development.
"It's not a question of philosophy or choice in this case at all. It was a question of focus and a question of production. Yes, we have tonnes of resources, but we're putting them into this game, and we have huge teams, nine studios working on this game and we need all of these people to make what we are doing here."
We've got the trailer for Unity above for you to feast your eyes on. Check it out!
What do you make of the decision? Were you looking forward to playing as a female character in the new Assassin's Creed? Let us know.
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