After the recent Assassin’s Creed DLC forced players into a heterosexual relationship that resulted in a worst case scenario (a child), Ubisoft has announced that changes are coming to better reflect the players’ choices.
Announced over on Ubisoft’s official forums, the changes will be made through an upcoming patch “to a cutscene and some dialogue in Shadow Heritage to better reflect the nature of the relationship for players selecting a non-romantic storyline.” Additionally, the name of the trophy/achievement “Growing Up,” will be altered, and the developer is taking a closer look at how the changes will affect the next piece of DLC for Odyssey, Bloodline. The changes reportedly came as a result of discussions between Ubisoft and GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) regarding backlash against the DLC and its problematic removal of representation that the developer proudly touted during the game’s marketing campaign.
It’s great that Ubisoft is ready and willing to admit to their mistake and make things right, but speaking personally, I can’t understand how this obviously bad decision that undermines an enormous amount of the player’s choices and aspects of their personal identities made it through the pipeline at all. Let us know what you think in the comments!