Target: Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Alexandre Amancio
Goal: Include women characters in the next game to encourage diversity and show support for female gamers
Gamers across the world are familiar with the typical in-game character setup; male characters are the primary choice, with female ones seemingly added on as an afterthought. A brand new, extremely popular game has just been released, but with an outrageous missing part; female protagonists are not included in the game. This game developing company has rightly come under fire for not even adding a single female character choice for gamers, claiming that adding in another gender would be too difficult. By choosing not to add a female choice in the game, the game developer has insulted the entire female gaming community.
This company, Ubisoft, claimed that designing a female character choice for the game Assassin’s Creed Unity would be too difficult and create “double” the work. The creative directors declared that it would be a “pain.” However, former Assassin’s Creed developers denounced that assertion, saying that creating a female character would add a negligible amount of work for game designers. Since more than 48% of the gaming community is female, women should absolutely have access to games that provide female characters to play themselves. Sexism is an issue that is often brought up within the gaming community, with the recent Assassin’s Creed Unity game being no exception to this accusation.
Ubisoft could easily create a female protagonist and show its support for female gamers. This would not only likely boost their image as an ally for women’s equality, but it would also show female gamers that they are represented and considered in the gaming community. Ask Ubisoft to include a female protagonist in their next game.
Dear Alexandre Amancio,
Your new game, Assassin’s Creed Unity, has recently received much praise for its graphics, art, and other game parts. However, it is also coming under much criticism for its exclusion of female protagonists. I was excited to learn of the new game, but bothered by the fact that the entire game design team neglected to include any genders other than male.
By failing to create female protagonists, you have failed to represent half of the gaming community. Games like yours need to show their solidarity with and support for female gamers. Since half of all gamers are women, they should be represented accurately and proportionately in games which are so popular and well known. Game designers in many other companies have declared that creating a female character does not need much more work than creating a male character.
I ask that your next game include at least a single female character to show Ubisoft’s support for female gamers and the accurate representation of the gaming community.
[Your Name Here]
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