21 June, 2014

'Sunset Overdrive' Puts Female Assasin in The Game

We are pretty big fans of Insomniac Games' upcoming Xbox One release Sunset Overdrive. In the latest episode of the development team's web series, noticed by Eurogamer, it was revealed that you can create a female avatar in the game.You can edit it however you want even if it is to put a man in a female dress. The female character's wear looks like Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 2 wear. If you're asking yourself what all of this means, well, last week Ubisoft said putting playable female characters in the franchise's next entry, Assassin's Creed: Unity, would require resources the team simply doesn't have.
This move from the Overdrive developer seems a pretty overt (while still lighthearted) shot across the bow. If you ask us, games could stand to be more inclusive, especially considering that 48% of gamers are women; this is a step in the right direction. Cheers, Insomniac.

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