Eivor has always been meant to be a sex of choice, the developers of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have declared.
After rumors quickly erupted that former female protagonists had been dismissed by Ubisoft’s board of directors, thanks to openly sexist, homophobic and racist Serge Hascoet (who has since been removed from the company), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s narrative director, Derby McDevitt, quickly took the matter to Reddit, refuting the rumor that Eivor would initially have been only a female character. (In the final version, we will be able to play as male and female characters, and even switch between the sexes at any time.)
“I will say this once: this is not wholly accurate.
And I will repeat what I have always said. ACVs story was conceived from the beginning with both female and male in mind. When you play the game you will understand that there is no way the male could have been added at the last minute or whatever version of this story you have heard.
Obviously there is more nuance to all this, but to go deeper would spoil lots of the mysteries at the heart of the game. But understand this, that we started ACV knowing full well that Ubi wanted to give players the ability to select characters, and we worked hard to make sure that it honored our lore.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be released on November 17 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Google Stadia.
Are you going to play the game as a man or a woman?
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