While the majority of the Assassin’s Creed series featured male protagonists, we’ve had female heroes relegated to lesser spin-offs like Liberation. This all came to a head when in 2014, when Ubisoft was under fire about controversial comments made about why Assassin’s Creed Unity featured no female protagonists, and the lack of playable women was a “reality of game development.”
Things have changed since then, as we’ve since gotten not only a strong female character in Evie Fry but also with the canonical hero Kassandra, the star of upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Speaking to GamesIndustry, Scott Phillips from Ubisoft Quebec believes that all games at their Quebec studio will feature women going forward.
“I think it would be a mistake to limit our players, limit our fanbase from as many people as possible,” he says. “I don’t know why we would go back. We should continue pushing in this direction, bring in more players, more fans to enjoy this experience and make it their own experience.”
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches on October 5 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.