Gaming: Everything But The Girl – The Birmingham Press

Female Assassin

A brief account of the hot topic at this year’s E3 2014 for The Birmingham Press.

Ubisoft managed to land itself in hot water last week by defending the lack of a playable female assassin character in the newly announced Assassin’s Creed Unity, by claiming that it would have taken more time and effort than it was worth doing…despite the fact that this is a studio consisting of nine teams that have spent years toiling away at recreating revolutionary France in its full virtual reality glory. Is a woman really that much harder and more time-consuming to design than Notre Dame?

Click here for more details, and also for a sweet picture of a cool female assassin that unfortunately won’t be in the game.

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