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Should there be more playable female characters in video games?


Ubisoft got taken to task in the game press recently for revealing that two of their flagship titles (Assassin's Creed: Unity and Far Cry 4) did not contain any playable female protagonists. It even spawned a meme: Women are Too Hard to Animate. There has been a general dearth of playable female characters in AAA games recently. Do developers have an obligation to give players a choice of gender in every game they make?

 

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M. T. Dremer says

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    j-u-i-c-e 3 years ago

    While I don't think every game should have to have both options, I do think not including an option for each gender in those games that can is a missed opportunity. Yes, there's a cost, but it also increases the size of your potential market. Thanks.

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    j-u-i-c-e 3 years ago

    I think it's great when they do allow you to select your gender, but would you expect the Die Hard movies to suddenly star a female protagonist? Or James Bond? We need more franchises about women so we don't have to fit them into every single game.


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