‘Assassin’s Creed’ Will Offer Gender Choices After ‘Odyssey’

Assassin's Creed Will Offer Gender Choices After 'Odyssey'

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has made great strides since its early days, with the latest game, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, offering the choice of either a male or female character for the player to choose between. This is the first time the series has offered such a choice, with honorable mention to Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate for allowing its players to swap back and forth between siblings. Thankfully, the options that will be present in Odyssey will carry forth to future games in the series, as recently confirmed by Ubisoft.

The news comes by way of Ubisoft Quebec’s Scott Phillips, who confirmed the news during a recent interview with GamesIndustry International. “I think it would be a mistake to limit our players, limit our fanbase from as many people as possible,” he said. In this day and age, especially with the introduction to playable female characters in Battlefield V, we couldn’t agree more.

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.”

It is important to keep in mind that, while Alexios tends to have top billing as far as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey marketing and merchandise goes, Kassandra is considered by the publisher to be the canonical hero of the game, something not seen in the franchise since Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. The landscape of video games is indeed changing, and it is refreshing to see women leading the way.

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 5th, 2018.

So, thoughts on the gender choices available in the upcoming game? What place and time do you think the franchise will take us next? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3026 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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