I have a lot of love for Movies especially science fiction however nothing beats the fun of sitting behind a screen and playing some hard core FPS games. Apart from them i am a major lover of Assassins Creed titles especially Brotherhood, The Witcher and God Of War. Huge fan of animation director Hayo Mayazaki.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a game that requires little introduction, so we are going to jump right into the topic at hand. According to a recently revealed data, it appears to be the case that players of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey seem to prefer the male character, Alexios to play the game rather than Kassandra.
If you’d remember, during the playtest of the game, the data results showed that there was a truce in the number of players playing the game with either of the genders. However, all that changed when the game actually released.
The director of the game, Scott Phillips has added that the data after Odyssey rolled out came pretty much as a shock to most. Well, it is hard to argue that it came pretty much as a shock to the devs. We all are aware of the fact that when such features and options are introduced, especially in the Tripple A titles, a lot of research is done that prepares for the next step.
Be that as it may, the data shows that “two-third Alexios” and “one-third Kassandra”. This means that about 66% players of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, prefer to play with the male character while only 33% players prefer to play the female characters.
This raises some questions that could it possible that we have a few anti-feminist among the lot. Honestly, a genuine lot of gamers are not bothered about the gender in games but then again there are a few. Not trying to target them but it is a fact to some level.
It is noticeable that Anti-feminism is quite prevalent in gaming when we compare it with other subsections of internet culture.
Furthermore, when we are talking about Assassin’s Creed, we have to add that the devs, Ubisoft take this matter quite seriously. As a part of International Women’s Day celebrations, Ubisoft and Microsoft hosted a panel in an attempt to address some issues faced by women in gaming.
Apparently, the concept of Feminism seems to have a very different meaning when it comes to gaming. When a student was asked that “why a casual gamer would be the opposite of a gamer?” A student replied,
“The true opposite of a gamer is a feminist”
With all that said, let us take you back to the Battlefield V Historical accuracy controversy. There was a lot of criticism faced by the devs of the game on accord of the inclusion of female in Battlefield V.
So this not to point out any belief system and isolate them. This is just to acknowledge that there is quite a lot of discramination among players in video games.
Having said that what are your thoughts about the high number of players playing as Alexios in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey? Let us know in the comments below.