UBISOFT HAD SHOT DOWN A WOMAN STAR FOR ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY
Ubisoft, the French publisher/developer, has lately been the target of accusations directed towards its top employees for none other that sexist and misogynistic reasons. Many of them have been slashed from the payroll for it, but that mentality had already spilled over to their games and new reports have popped up soiling things.
So, according to a new report from Jason Schreier of Bloomberg, it was in the developing team’s best interest that Kassandra, a lady warrior woman, star in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey; they wanted Kassandra to be the only option as a playable star, but Ubisoft shot it down giving as an excuse that they didn’t believe a woman character would sell. It was Ubisoft’s Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët that dropped his sexist turd into the mix.
There are also similar reports on other Assassin’s Creed titles with similar female character shoot-downs, such as Syndicate, and Origins, where the executives went out of their way to avoid giving the women the spotlight. Many of these claims are still considered to be allegations, but there are too many of them to just swallow hook, line and sinker. In a recent video by industry pundit Jim Sterling that covers many of these allegations, a public statement was released about how Assassin’s Creed Unity avoided featuring women because “It was really a lot of extra production work.”
Forget the money-making… it’s creativity and women that are getting trampled. At least the majority of these monster-executives have left the building. They’d better stay out, too.
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