Ubisoft have announced that there’s going to be a female character in Ass Unity.
They’re really selling her hard too, she’s got a character reveal trailer, a novel from her perspective on the way and a big fancy statue because apparently Ubisoft are both stupid, and don’t understand the complaints even a little, and they also think they can buy off their critics with a character who gets lots of merch?!?
Like, I can’t believe this has to be said but, Ubisoft? The problem is not that there are no female characters in Ass Unity. It’s the French Revolution, there fucking better be women in it. The problem is that you offer people customisable assassins for multiplayer, and DON’T offer a female model for it cause “TOO HARD!!!”
And I know like, I read somewhere that the basic idea is that it’s kinda like Peace Walker? You will all be playing the same character on your own screen but only you see yourself as that character. If that’s the case then explaining that, whilst still pissing a ton of people off, would at least sound more plausible than “TOO HARD!!!”.
Honestly the dumbest thing that Ubisoft does is that they sit on controversy. They released the cover for FarCry 4, and just sat there and took the accusations of racism for like a week, before saying anything about how the villain isn’t white, is actually the villain, et cetera. Have someone stupidly say “women are too hard to animate” and then just sit on that and let people just throw criticisms at them and not apologise for it.
This is bad business on top of everything else, this is just awful decision making. When Nintendo said they’d “patched out gay marriage” from Tomodachi Life, they fucking appologised when they were hit with the backlash. A Sincere apology is literally the first step to doing anything about it but Ubisoft just looks like they’re trying to buy off their detractors and that’s fucking insulting STOP MAKING BAD DECISIONS UBISOFT AND JUST FUCKING MAKE BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL 2 ALREADY!