Female playable characters and Assassin’s Creed

So after the dust has settled on E3 I thought I would voice my opinion on the whole Assassin’s Creed gender controversy. Without a doubt, I think it’s a detriment to Assassin’s Creed that the game didn’t include playable female characters, but I don’t think Ubisoft can be criticized too harshly for what is, unfortunately, an industry standard. Much like the Bechedel test, the lack of playable female characters in most games is a sign that there is something wrong with the industry and not with any one particular game. Hopefully the resulting discussion will lead to more equality in gender representation in the future.


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